Oops. "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz (L) with the card saying "Moonlight" was the true best-picture victor as presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel look stunned after the wrong victor was announced at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017. "Presenting is better the second time around", Dunaway said, before Beatty announced: "The victor is 'Gone with the Wind'".
TMZ claims the duo have so much dislike for each other, they refused to rehearse last year-leading to that unforgettable flub. In a backstage mix-up, Beatty was handed the wrong envelope just before he went on stage. Last Year The Pair Were Handed The Wrong Envelope, Announcing, Erroneously, La La Land As Best Picture Instead Of Moonlight - Stay Tuned!
Dunaway, 77, and Beatty, 80, gave viewers one of the most memorable Oscar nights ever in 2017 when Beatty took a look at the card, seemed to be unclear about what he saw, and handed the card to Dunaway, who saw the words La La Land and pronounced it best picture victor instead of Moonlight. The company who organised the envelopes, PwC, have introduced several new safeguards after PwC partner Brian Cullinan accidentally gave Warren and Faye the wrong card.
"She recently said: "[Warren] took the card out and he didn't say anything. "I thought well, maybe this is a misprint". Warren's like that. He kind of holds the power and makes people - a dramatic pause.
Eventually, drawing his speech to a close, one producer announced: "We lost by the way. but you know". It was later revealed that the presenters were given the wrong envelope.
And The Academy has made a decision to retain accounting firm PwC despite the now infamous Best Picture flub.