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Another Oscar Screw-Up: ‘In Memoriam’ Segment Showed Still-Living Producer Jan Chapman

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If you thought the “Moonlight”/”La La Land” envelope fiasco was the Oscars’ only glaring mistake, think again. The “In Memoriam” segment of Sunday’s show included a tribute to costume designer and four-time nominee Janet Patterson — but ran a photo of the very-much-still-alive Australian producer Jan Chapman by mistake. The two women worked together on Jane Campion’s 1994 film “The Piano,” for which they both received Oscar nominations, and Chapman’s image does appear in some photo databases under Patterson’s name. Also Read: Oscars: Stars' Reactions to 'Moonlight' Best Picture Win Are The Best (Photos) But Chapman is very much alive, »


- Thom Geier

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Oscars: Stars’ Reactions to ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Win Are The Best (Photos)

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No one was prepared tonight for what may have been the biggest on-stage mistake in the history of the Oscars, when “Moonlight” took home the award for Best Picture — only after it was first mistakenly given to “La La Land.” Here are the best reactions from the stars at the Oscars. Viola Davis Holding her own Oscar in hand, Davis is clearly thrilled for everyone involved with “Moonlight” — as is her husband, Julius Tennon. Meryl Streep More than anyone, Streep was absolutely floored by the Oscar stage Best Picture flub. Also Read: Oscars 2017: Twitter Dunks On Warren Beatty Over 'Moonlight' Best Picture Flub Charlize. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Academy’s Accountants Take the Blame for Oscars Flub

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken responsibility for the snafu that caused chaos at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards. “We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the statement read. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected.  We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. “We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.” Also Read: How 'Moonlight' Pulled Off. »


- Steve Pond

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Oscars Best-Picture Flub Explained: Read PWC’s Full Statement

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The Oscars’ accounting firm, PWC, has just released a statement taking the blame for the error that led to “La La Land” being incorrectly named the Best Picture. The producers of “La La Land” had to hand over the Best Picture Oscar to the team behind “Moonlight” (pictured) — the film that truly won Best Picture. Warren Beatty, who incorrectly announced “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner with his “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway, explained after “Moonlight” was named as the real winner that they had been given an envelope containing the name of “La La Land” star Emma Stone, »


- Tim Molloy

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Oscar Records and Firsts, From Viola Davis to Damien Chazelle (Photos)

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The Oscars are almost 90 years old, but the award show is still experiencing some moments for the first time. It was an historic night at the Oscars — and not just for the epic screw-up of the Best Picture winner. Damien Chazelle became the youngest ever Best Director winner when he accepted his award for the musical “La La Land.” “Fences” Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis became the first black actor to win the three major acting awards — the Tony, Emmy and Oscar. (Egot winner Whoopi Goldberg received her Tony and two daytime Emmys for nonacting categories.) When “Moonlight” writers. »


- Thom Geier

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12 Moments That Would Make Donald Trump Glad He Skipped the Oscars (Photos)

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said this week Donald Trump wouldn’t be watching the 2017 Academy Awards. That was probably a good idea, since lots of people in Hollywood had digs for the president during the award show. Even some of the ads played during the show were critical. Here are all the political moments from the Oscars. Kimmel jokes about Trump’s travel ban “We don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from . We discriminate against people based on their age and weight.” Iranian director tears Trump’s travel ban “The Salesman” director  Asghar Farhadi skipped the Oscars. »


- Phil Hornshaw and Phil Owen

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‘La La Land’ Producer on Best-Picture Mess: ‘Awards Come and Go’

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La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz is the man who told the world that his film hadn’t really won the Oscar for Best Picture — and that “Moonlight” was the real winner. About an hour later, he told TheWrap how he felt in that moment. “It was chaos up there,” he told TheWrap. “I just saw the envelope … and they won. You know? So I took it and corrected it … set the record straight. What are you gonna do?” The “La La Land” producers were deep into their award speech Sunday night when everyone realized that Warren Beatty and Faye. »


- Tim Molloy and Sharon Waxman

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‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Praises ‘Gracious’ ‘La La Land’ Team After Oscars Mess

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Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins had nothing but praise for the way the “La La Land” team handed over the Best Picture statuettes after an Oscar screwup of historic proportions. “The folks from ‘La La Land’ were so gracious,” Jenkins said. “I can’t imagine being in their position and having to do that.” The disaster unfurled when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read out “La La Land,” as the Best Picture winner. Moments later, apologies abounded as ceremony host Jimmy Kimmel, Beatty and others explained that in fact “Moonlight” had won. Also Read: Watch Emma Stone's Face as She »


- Tim Molloy

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Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel’s Best Moments, From ‘We Bought a Zoo’ to Sunny Pawar (Photos)

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Jimmy Kimmel’s first Oscars ceremony is one for the record books, and not just because of that epic Best Picture flub. Check out some of Kimmel’s funniest moments from the show The big standout from the group was a man named Gary from Chicago, who managed to snap a few selfies with the stars and kiss the hand of “Lion” star Nicole Kidman. Gary’s fiancée, Vicky, was also in attendance. When she said her favorite actor was in fact Denzel Washington, Kimmel asked Washington if he would be the best man at their upcoming nuptials. Washington did them one better and declared. »


- Joe Otterson

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Oscars 2017: Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From ‘Suicide Squad’ to ‘Moonlight’ (Photos)

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Oscars 2017: Biggest Snubs and Surprises (Photos) TheWrap takes a look at the evening’s biggest Oscars snubs and surprises during the telecast There were some snubs and surprises tonight during Jimmy Kimmel’s first Oscar telecast as host. Here are a list of some. DC Films gets a surprises Oscar as “Suicide Squad” wins Best Makeup & Hairstyling. Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson accepted the award. Another Oscar surprises as Colleen Atwood won Best Costume Design  for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” “La La Land” got snubs as Kenneth Lonergan won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Manchester by the. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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With ‘Moonlight’ Win, Dede Gardner Becomes First Female Producer With 2 Best Picture Oscars

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Moonlight” didn’t only win Best Picture in an unprecedented manner, it also shattered glass ceilings as well. When Warren Beatty admitted to having read the wrong Best Picture winner as “La La Land” when it was really “Moonlight,” he gave Plan B producer Dede Gardner her second Best Picture statue, which makes her the first female producer to have that many. On Sunday night, it was clear something was amiss when Beatty, presenting with “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star Faye Dunaway, took a long pause after looking at the card inside the envelope that was supposed to contain the name of the. »


- Linda Ge

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Oscars 2017: ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Calls Best Picture Win ‘Special’ But ‘Strange’

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Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins’ Oscar night was an emotional roller coaster, as he explained backstage after the film won Best Picture in the wildest way imaginable. “The last 20 minutes of my life have been insane,” Jenkins said. “I don’t think my life can be changed any more dramatically than in the last 20 to 30 minutes.” It started when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunway read out “La La Land,” as the winner. Moments later, apologies abounded as ceremony host Jimmy Kimmel, Beatty and others explained that in fact “Moonlight” had won. The “La La Land” winners graciously stepped aside. Also Read: Watch Emma. »


- Matt Pressberg

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How Could Oscars Have Screwed Up ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Moment?

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How could the biggest flub in Oscar history possibly have occurred — with Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty reading the wrong winner for the evening’s top prize? While Beatty said on stage that the envelope contained the winner for Best Actress, which went to “La La Land” star Emma Stone, the actress herself seemed puzzled by that explanation. “I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card that entire time,” Emma Stone said backstage. “I don’t mean to start stuff.” Also Read: Watch Emma Stone's Face as She Learns 'La La Land' Actually »


- Thom Geier

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How ‘Moonlight’ Pulled Off the Biggest, Wildest Oscars Upset Ever

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It was inevitable all season, from September all the way to Oscar night, and then all the way to the moment the producers from “La La Land” stood on the stage of the Academy Awards accepting the award for Best Picture. And then, suddenly and shockingly, it wasn’t inevitable at all. Warren Beatty had been given the wrong envelope, or had been given an envelope stuffed with the wrong card, the Oscars had descended into chaos and “Moonlight” had won the Academy Award for Best Picture. “La La Land” was a prohibitive favorite coming into the night — a fun, »


- Steve Pond

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21 Best and Worst Oscars Moments of 2017, From Viola Davis to Warren Beatty (Photos)

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This year’s Academy Awards featured an insanely cute kid, some uncomfortable name-shaming — and one of the biggest flubs in the nearly 90-year history of the ceremony. Worst: People Magazine editor and red carpet host Jess Cagle revived this year’s Golden Globes faux pas, mentioning “Hidden Fences” as one of 2016’s extraordinary films. Best: Jimmy Kimmel honors Meryl Streep with a standing ovation and a tongue-in-cheek homage to an actress who “has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances” Best: “Moonlight” star Mahershala Ali gives a touching speech honoring his grandmother and four-day-old child after winning the Oscar. »


- Matt Pressberg

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Oscars 2017: Twitter Dunks On Warren Beatty Over ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Flub

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The 2017 Academy Awards ended on a shocking note when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read the wrong Best Picture winner. With the wrong envelope in hand, the pair announced “La La Land” as the winner of Best Picture Oscar. But during the acceptance speech, the mistake was realized. The real winner was “Moonlight.” The first reactions across the Internet were of the “wait, what?” variety. “La La Land” was a heavy favorite to win the award, and took home six other awards. But seconds later, the Twitter jokesters turned their attention to Beatty, who tried to explain the flub »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Donald Trump Gets Last Laugh at Hollywood After Huge Oscars Flub (Video)

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Donald Trump is going to be really, really sorry he didn’t watch this year’s Oscars: Hollywood messed up as it’s never messed up before. After a ceremony filled with attacks on Trump, the Best Picture award melted down as Warren Beatty and his “Bonnie and Clyde” co-star, Faye Dunaway, accidentally named “La La Land” as the Best Picture. But it was actually “Moonlight,” as Beatty later explained. (Oscars accounting firm PwC later came forward to take the blame.) If there was an Academy Award for Biggest Oscars Presence That Wasn’t Actually Present at the Oscars, this year the statuette would surely. »


- Tim Kenneally

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Watch ‘La La Land’ Producers Graciously Hand ‘Moonlight’ Best Picture Oscar (Video)

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In the biggest screw up in Oscars history, the producers of “La La Land” had to hand over their Best Picture Oscars to “Moonlight,” doing so with grace and humility. “This is not a joke. ‘Moonlight’ has won best picture,” said “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz, after the “La La Land” team had already given their acceptance speeches. The musical team quickly welcomed director Barry Jenkins and the stars of the film onstage, letting them have their own Best Picture moment. Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney previously won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, a historic win that made them. »


- Joe Otterson

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Watch Emma Stone’s Face as She Learns ‘La La Land’ Actually Lost Best Picture Oscar (Video)

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In one of the most outrageous moments in Oscar history, “La La Land” was accidentally announced as the Best Picture winner although “Moonlight” was the actual winner. And Emma Stone‘s facial expression says it all. The producers of “La La Land” were close to concluding their acceptance speeches on stage when people started realizing there was a mix-up, and that the wrong winner had been announced. Apologies abounded as the “La La Land” team graciously handed over the award to “Moonlight.” See Video: Watch 'La La Land' Producers Graciously Hand 'Moonlight' Best Picture Oscar “This is very unfortunate what happened. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Best Picture Oscar Disaster: The Internet Speaks, Memes, Copes

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Did that really just happen? In what will surely go down as one of the most insane moments in the history of live television — and one of the most embarrassing flubs ever — “La La Land” was erroneously given the Oscar for Best Picture. An envelope mishap led presenter Warren Beatty to call up the Lionsgate musical for the show’s top honor — which actually belongs to A24’s “Moonlight.” Also Read: Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling Read Out Jimmy Kimmel's Oscars 'Mean Tweets' (Video) After a moment of total chaos, disbelief and — finally –confirmation on stage, social media lit up in fevered response. »


- Matt Donnelly

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