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    Best Picture, La La Land! Or not

    Well. That got Steve Harvey'd :o

    Yay for Moonlight but wow. Huge mistake made. That was crazy.

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    Actor who once portrayed a Russian sympathizer interfered with the results.

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    Best Picture, La La Land! Or not

    Awkward, I read that the wrong card was given it was for Emma Stone's award
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    Holy crap!

    I didn't see it as I already went to bed, but have seen the clips. Crazy!

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    I always record stuff like that so i can start late and fast forward through the commercials, so I had it recorded on my DVD. My brother, SiL, and I backed up and watched the sequence of events several times so we could study it in detail. We felt like the 3 guys in the Instant Replay Booth.

    It was obvious that Beatty was confused as soon as he looked at the contents of the envelope. In fact, if you noticed, he checked to see if there was another card in there. Knowing that Hollywood didn't release a movie this year called "Emma Stone", he obviously knew that something was very wrong, so he passed the buck to Faye. When she saw "Emma Stone", she erroneously determined that it meant "La La Land". Obviously, she was wrong. The accounting firm that handles that stuff has already apologized effusively.
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    PwC admitted to the screw up. There are two of each envelope; one for each end of the stage. A close-up shows that Beatty had the wrong envelope.

    PwC has two people on hand who know the results and can correct when an error occurs... they seemed to be slow on the trigger.

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    I don't understand why Warren Beatty didn't just say "Hey this envelope doesn't make sense - it says Emma Stone - can someone check this out please?" He knew something wasn't right...

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    I don't think any of the blame should be put on Beatty at all. Heck he didn't even read the wrong name.

    It is a shame that it all went down that way. Its almost like it took away from Moonshine in a way.

    eta: At 1st I wondered if it was supposed to be a Jimmy Kimmel prank. Glad it wasn't.

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    Moonlight. Not Moonshine. lol I know what I meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiftOfFlavor View Post
    I don't understand why Warren Beatty didn't just say "Hey this envelope doesn't make sense - it says Emma Stone - can someone check this out please?" He knew something wasn't right...
    Nothing like that has ever happened before. He's standing in front of cameras and an audience. I'm sure it was: "Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing? Surely, I must be seeing something wrong." Actors are taught to improvise; not make an executive decision.

    In more news, apparently the Producer of La La Land knew he lost and proceeded to start his speech anyway. Now, that's something....

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