Hollywood stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came on stage to present Best Picture. Beatty paused momentarily after the reading of the nominees, then handed the announcement to Dunaway who declared hot favourite La La Land, a musical about an inspiring actress, the winner.
However, as the producers made their speeches, host Jimmy Kimmel and La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz came up to reveal that the real winner was Moonlight, a three-part feature about a young man growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Miami.
Beatty explained that he was accidentally given the “Best Actress” envelope, hence the pause when he saw Emma Stone’s name.
Footage shows a delighted Charlize Theron, from South Africa, who was clearly a supporter of ‘Moonlight’.
The speeches then carried on as normal… See the list of Oscars 2017 Winners below.
Watch Oscars 2017 Fail: Faye Dunaway Announces Wrong Best Picture Winner
Oscar (Academy Award) Winners 2017
Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester by Sea)
Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
Animated Feature Film: Zootopia
La La Land may not have won Best Picture but it won for several other awards – Best Actress, Cinematography, Directing, Music (Original Score AND Original Song), and Production Design.