The 2017 Oscars took a turn for the surreal when "La La Land" was mistakenly named for very best image and confused Hollywood celebrities reacted to the news on stage as "Moonlight" was revealed as the Oscar winner.
Probably no one was a lot more shocked than the stars of the two films themselves.
Afterward, "La La Land" star Emma Stone and "Moonlight's" lead actor Mahershala Ali and director Barry Jenkins spoke to reporters backstage about the mix-up.
"The folks from 'La La Land' had been so gracious. I can't imagine being in their position and obtaining to do that," Jenkins said. "I wasn't speechless since we won. I was speechless for the reason that it was so gracious of them to do that."
During the final moments of the Academy Awards, the folks behind "La La Land" were on stage accepting the award when all of a sudden, producer Jordan Horowitz announced that there had been a mistake. "I am afraid they read the incorrect point," he told the crowd, revealing that "Moonlight" was in fact the winner.
"I f***ing adore 'Moonlight.' God, I appreciate 'Moonlight' so substantially. I'm so excited for 'Moonlight,' and of course, it was an wonderful point to hear 'La La Land.' I assume we all would've loved to win most effective picture, but we are so excited for 'Moonlight,'" Stone told reporters. "I believe it really is one of the very best films of all time, so I was quite beside myself."
Stone also seemed skeptical of presenter Warren Beatty's explanation that he'd been offered what seemed to be a duplicate of her greatest actress card. Stone said that the whole time, she'd been holding the card. A representative for PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that handles Oscars voting, told ABC News in 2016 that they make two of every single card, even though the Academy has not however issued a statement about the incident.
"I do not imply to start stuff but what ever story that was, I had that card, so I'm not sure what happened," Stone said.
"Moonlight" actor Ali stated that the moment was bittersweet for him. Initially, he had been excited for the "La La Land" team, and like Jenkins, he felt terrible about what occurred.
"I just didn't want to go up there and take some thing from someone," he mentioned. "It is really challenging to really feel joy in a moment like that."
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