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After the “Cinderella, little-movie-that-could, made for only $1.5M with zero stars,” won Best Picture at the 89th Oscars, Moonlight easily became our first pick of one of the many highlights from Sunday’s show.
Back in the pressroom director/producer Barry Jenkins said about the mixup, “No explanation. Things just happen, you know? But I will say I saw two cards. And so things just happen, you know? I did ‑‑ but ‑‑ and because ‑‑ I wanted to see the card to see the card. And Warren refused to show the card to anybody before he showed it to me. And so he did. He came upstairs, and he walked over to me, and he ‑‑ he showed the card. Everybody was asking, »
- Movie Geeks
Looks like, with this goof up, Oscar 2017 will be in everyone's mind for years now! It was going on smooth and well, until the bizarre incidents took place at the end of the gala night when ‘La La Land’, which won six trophies including best director and actress, was incorrectly declared as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway at the ceremony. However, midway through their victory speech, the producers of the musical film, realised the error and John Horowitz announced that the award actually belonged to ‘Moonlight’. Many thought that he was just making a statement but then he cleared that he was not joking and showed the audience, the card which read ‘Moonlight’. "I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That's why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn't trying to be funny, »
La La Land producer Fred Berger was in the middle of delivering his acceptance speech when staff from PricewaterhouseCoopers entered the stage. Suddenly, he remarked, “We lost by the way but you know.”
“It’s not a joke,” he said. “This is not a joke, come up here. »
- Lindsay Kimble
This story originally appeared as the cover story in Issue 330, November 13th, 1980.
It's eight o'clock and everyone's here... well, almost everyone. There's Carl Reiner, and there's Gavin MacLeod, and there's Betty White and Allen Ludden. They're all here, in this awkward white screening room up four flights of stairs and down a winding hallway deep in the bowels of Paramount Studios. It's a hybrid crowd – TV people and movie people, performers and people from behind the scenes, chorus girls and choreographers, even a few who are just regular people with »
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