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'Moonlight' wins best picture at Academy Awards after 'La La Land' erroneously announced

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DT will absolutely LOVE this. As the DM would say, this will send Twitter into meltdown......

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They deserve every bit of that mess. Focus on your own silly awards from yourselves to yourselves, not Trump.

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Good luck watching this in Japan if you don`t have WowWow or BS NHK.

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What a shambles. I feel sorry for both the humiliated losers and the real winners. I once had something similar happen while waiting to collect my order at a takeout pizza place, so I can empathise. Once your name gets called and you step up to accept your award (pizza) it's pretty crushing to be told that there's been a mistake and it's actually someone else's.

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Wow, you'd think if there was one thing they wouldn't screw up, it would be announcing the best picture Oscar. Trump is laughing out loud I'm sure, and thinking: "Take that, Hollywood!"

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Mistakes like this happen when you combine very old presenters like Beatty - and copious amounts of alcohol! Gotta feel for the producers of La la land.....

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La La Land is not too crushed - they've won enough other awards

But congrats to Moonlight - a small film of minorities beating the big studios

At least this is getting the Oscars more exposure

(During the announcing of the Best Picture winner, Warren Beatty paused because he was confused when he saw "Emma Stone - La La Land" in his envelope, so he gave the envelope to Faye Dunaway to make sure in announcing the winner - turns out it was the wrong envelope.)

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Announcing the wrong winner is a horrendous mixup. Very sloppy execution. You'd think after decades of doing it, they'd have a foolproof system for handing out envelopes.

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Mistakes like this happen when you combine very old presenters like Beatty

Look at it again. Beatty actually realized they had the wrong card and showed it to Dunaway and she was the one that announced it. Neither did anything wrong. They read what they were given. It was the person that gave them the wrong card that made the mistake. BTW, Steve Harvey is probably half their ages and he made a mistake like that all on his own, so I don't think it is fair to blame the ages of the presenters for this mistake.

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Auditor Price Waterhouse Coopers just admitted they gave the Best Picture presenters the wrong envelope. They don't know yet how they let that happen.

As chaotic as that was, the La La Land producer was as gracious in announcing that Moonlight was the real winner and presenting the real envelope and getting them on stage

Host Jimmy Kimmel tried to keep things on the lighter side

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3RLFhwzUgk

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Despite all the President Trump bashing going on in that telecast, he wound up getting the last laugh with this classic screwup when the Hollywood elitists couldn't even get the biggest award of the night right. . . .

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he wound up getting the last laugh with this classic screwup when the Hollywood elitists couldn't even get the biggest award of the night right

Heh, classic Trumpism - taking credit for someone else's work

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If ya look at the back of the envelope that Warren Beatty was holding, it says "Actress in Leading Role" (of course inside that envelope, it says "Emma Stone - La La Land"). Too bad nobody noticed that when they went on stage.

It seems what happened was: for each category, there are 2 envelopes with the category's winner's name in it (there's 2, so there's a backup just in case something happens to 1 of the 2). The Price Waterhouse Coopers people handing out the envelopes to the presenters are supposed to get rid of the backup envelope once the category's winner is announced.

Unfortunately this time, instead of getting rid of it, they gave the envelope to Warren Beatty - that is, the backup envelope for Best Actress in Leading Role (instead of the correct Best Picture envelope). That's why Emma Stone also still had her winning envelope - that's 1 of the 2.

So the Oscars that really had no surprises finally got its only surprise of the night, lol

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Look on the bright side...there were fewer people watching this years' over-politicized and gaffe-filled "award show" than there've been in decades!

Falling props, singers getting hit on the head with flags...and a pair or geriatric "actors" awarding Best Picture...to the wrong picture! Yikes.

Can't wait to hear how Meryl Streep spins this hot Hollywood mess. I wonder who she'll blame it on this time: perinnial favorite Trump, newcomer Karl Lagerfeld or Blast-From-The-Past Walt Disney? Oh, the suspense!

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Whe cares about the academy awards anyway? Only sheep. It's nothing but a bunch of pampered divas patting themselves on the back, giving themselves awards. Do people care if fast food companies give themselves awards for the best profit from a burger?

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It was nice to see Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway again even if they did cock it up. Beatty's epic film Reds was brilliant and thoroughly deserved its many Oscars, while Dunaway's iconic performances in Network and Chinatown ( amongst others ) are highlights of two of the finest movies ever made.

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Heh, liberal 1%ers whose only purpose in this life is to say what other people write can't even read a line on card; and yet they see themselves as the smartest people who enter any room by telling others what to think/how to vote. The Hollywood clown car keeps rollin' on down the road. . . .

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Proof positive - excessive preoccupation with TRUMP bashing is dangerous to the work ethic.

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I actually felt let down when La La Land was announced over Moonlight. Moonlight was the best, most thought-provoking movie of the year. La La Land was a good musical but only because it was a musical. If it had no music, it would be an average rom-com.

Good luck watching this in Japan if you don`t have WowWow or BS NHK.

We all got YouTube.

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DT will absolutely LOVE this. As the DM would say, this will send Twitter into meltdown

(cricket noises)

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It was nice to see Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway again even if they did cock it up.

Neither Beatty nor Dunaway cocked it up. The person that gave them the wrong envelope cocked it up. The presenters are not supposed to decided who wins, they are supposed to present the results they are given. Blame the person who gave them the wrong information.

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The presenters read what's in the envelope

It's PricewaterhouseCoopers that messed up by giving them the wrong envelope

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a Republican supporter

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lostrune2 at Feb. 28, 2017 - 09:55PM JST The presenters read what's in the envelope

It's PricewaterhouseCoopers that messed up by giving them the wrong envelope

PricewaterhouseCoopers is a Republican supporter

Holy moly! And I thought the Russkies were behind it!

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