In what could only be described as one of the most bizarre moments in Academy Awards history; Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came out to announce the Best Picture. The audience loved seeing Bonnie & Clyde emerge to make the long awaited announcement. When they opened the envelope, you wondered: “what’s going on?” They got it wrong! Soooo wrong. They announced that La La Land had won Best Picture rather than Moonlight.
We could not believe what was going on. While the La La Land crew was giving their thank you speeches there was a great deal of commotion in the background, making the viewers wonder why.
Up until this moment the show had been entertaining with only one major oops. Auli’i Cravalho the 16 year old actress from Moana took the stage to perform “How Far I’ll Go, ” which was nominated for Best Song. It was almost perfect, until Cravalho got smacked in thw head by a flag being waved by a back up dancer.
This was not Oscar’s best moment. The correct winner of the Best Picture Academy Award was Moonlight! The accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken the blame for the debacle. Evidently, they handed the wrong envelope to Mr. Beatty.