Oscars 2017: Major goof up by presenters, wrongly name La La Land the best film; Moonlight wins the award

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New Delhi | Updated: February 27, 2017 4:00:14 PM

Oscars 2017: In one of the biggest goof-ups of all time, La La Land was wrongly named the winner of 89th Academy Award for the best film instead of Moonlight.

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In one of the biggest goof-ups of all time, La La Land was wrongly named the winner of 89th Academy Award for the best film instead of Moonlight. Reportedly, presenters were given the wrong cue cards and the mistake was corrected by the Academy. It was one of the most stunning moments in the history of Academy Awards as the entire cast of La La Land including the likes of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were busy congratulating each other, when it was announced that Moonlight has won the Oscar for the best film and La La Land’s name was announced by mistake. Host Jimmy Kimmel had a funny take on the incident and posted a tweet saying, “Personally I blame @IamSteveHarvey for this.”

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However, the leading lady of the film, Emma Stone danced her way to victory as she took home the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Mia in Damien Chazelle’s soaring musical “La La Land”. The 28-year-old triumphed for the first time at Oscars defeating strong contenders like Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and veteran actress Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). Stone’s performance, as an aspiring actress working as a barista in a cafe, in the film was praised for being superbly smart, witty and vulnerable. Her half-spoken, half sung monologue – “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”- was one of the most poignant moments from the movie.

Reactions are coming in for Moonlight’s victory:

An emotional Stone thanked fellow nominees Meryl Streep and Ruth Negga and her family. “Moments like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity. I want to thank Damien Chazelle for giving me the opportunity to be part of the project that was so special and once in a lifetime. I am so grateful to be involved in this film and thank you for your patience. Ryan Gosling thank you for making me laugh and for being the greatest partner in this crazy adventure… I still have a lot of growing and working to do and this guy (Oscar) is a symbol to continue on that journey and I am so grateful for that,” she said.

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