Did anyone catch the ending of the Oscars? If not, here’s a hint: it totally got Steve Harvey’d. Warren Beatty mistakenly called La La Land as Best Picture when the award should’ve gone to Moonlight.
While the whole La La Land cast and team was giving their acceptance speech, producers were already informing them of the mistake. If you look closely at the video below, you’ll see the awkward mood shift. When they announced Moonlight as the real winner, Jimmy Kimmel put our thoughts into words: “WHAT DID YOU DO?!”
How did this happen? Warren said onstage that he was also confused because the card read “Emma Stone for La La Land.” This means that he was handed the Best Actress envelope by mistake. More confusion sparked when Emma stated backstage that she was holding the envelope after she got her award earlier that night.
Now before all of you shout that there’s a conspiracy at hand, there really is a second envelope. PwC accountants, the onlypeople who know who the winners are, always print two copies of the cards. “From a security perspective, we double up everything. That’s why there’s two of us. We have two briefcases, that are identical, and we have two entire sets of winning envelopes,” accountant Brian Cullinan told Market Watch.