Oscar meltdown: ‘La La Land’ mistakenly named best picture!

Another “Steve Harvey” moment….


The climax of Hollywood’s biggest night ended in what will surely be a long-remembered snafu, as the initial announcement that the best picture award went to “La La Land” had to be retracted on stage and corrected to the real winner, “Moonlight.”

The announcement of “La La Land” was followed by several moments of apparent chaos on stage that ended with a producer of “La La Land” announcing that it was not really his picture that won.

“[Actually] ‘Moonlight’ is the winner … this is not a joke,” producer Jordan Horowitz said.

A clearly startled audience stood and erupted in applause and for “Moonlight.” Director Barry Jenkins, the cast and crew then dashed on stage to accept the win.

“Even in my dreams this could not be true. But to hell with dreams,” Jenkins said.


According to GMA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that tallies the Oscars’ votes, said it is investigating how the mishap occurred.

“We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture,” the statement said. “We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC and [host] Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”