Oscar confusion as ‘La La Land’ is named best film, but it was really ‘Moonlight’

Confusion has broken out in the final moments of the Academy Awards ceremony as the wrong film was named as Best Picture.

The producers of the musical La La Land, which was widely tipped to take out the top prize, were giving their speeches when host Jimmy Kimmel had to interrupt and break the news that there had been a colossal mix up.

The envelope had been opened and announced by veteran actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. The pair who starred in Bonnie and Clyde 50 years ago. Beatty had appeared confused before showing the winner to Dunaway who read out La La Land.

The actual winner was queer themed film Moonlight. The intense independent film that follows a African American man at three different stages of his life has picked up a swag of award since it’s release.

Beatty explained to the audience that an additional card had somehow made it into the envelope he was holding, naming actress Emma Stone and La La Land as Best Picture. Stone had picked up the Best Actress Award just moments before.

Mahershala Ali was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film  and Director Barry Jenkins won an awards for his script adaptation.

You can catch screenings of the film at Luna SX in Fremantle and Luna Leederville.

OIP Staff

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