Epic failure at Academy Awards- La La Land mistakenly named the best picture
27 February, 2017
La La Land was mistakenly announced as having won Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, but the honor actually belonged to Moonlight. This obscure situation caused a weird feeling in the hall as well as among the audience sitting in front of the TV.

While presenting the award actor Warren Beatty paused for an inordinately long time over the words. He seemed to be doing something of a bit, playing off the fact that this was the category
everyone was waiting for... but he was in fact confused, because the envelope in his hands read "Emma Stone, 'La La Land'" (Stone had just won the Best Actress category). Faye Dunaway eventually got annoyed with his slow delivery and announced the winner as La La Land.
After the film's title was read, the La La Land cast and filmmakers took the stage and began their acceptance speeches, as one does when they've just been announced as Best Picture winners, when it suddenly turned out to be a mistake. The unfortunate duty of announcing the mistake to the world fell on La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz, who was incredibly gracious.
According to the Academy librarians working backstage this kind of a mix-up has never happened for the Best Picture category before. As it turned out, presenters had been given the wrong envelope.

But the film still won six trophies, including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.

As for other nominations, here is the full list of winners:

Best Picture: “Moonlight”

Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”

Documentary Short:“The White Helmets”

Film Editing:“Hacksaw Ridge”

Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”

Score: “La La Land”

Song: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by BenjPasek and Justin Paul

Production Design: “La La Land”

Animated Short: “Piper”

Live Action Short: “Sing”

Sound Editing: “Arrival”

Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Visual Effects:“The Jungle Book”

Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”

Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”