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27th Feb 2017

Wrong movie is called out as Best Picture at the Oscars in the most embarrassing moment in televised history


Nooruddean Choudry

Oh GOD. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God.

This is the most cringeworthy moment in televised history. An absolute catastrophe that is the absolute worst nightmare of the Academy Awards or any awards ceremony ever. The most prestigious award – for Best Picture – was read out incorrectly, and they only found out half way through the acceptance speech.

The legendary stars of Bonnie and Clyde, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, announced La La Land as the final award winner when in fact it was Moonlight. That’s because they’d been given the wrong envelope that read ‘Emma Stone, La La Land’. The correction was only made during the acceptance of the award.

Watch it all unravel here. Utter. Madness.