The New York Daily News reports:
Paging Steve Harvey. “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture at the Oscars Sunday night instead of “Moonlight,” the rightful winner.
In one of the most controversial categories of the night, Warren Beatty announced the Emma Stone-helmed flick as the Best Picture. The cast crowded onto the stage for their acceptance speeches when suddenly Jordan Horowitz, the “La La Land” producer, announced the correction: actually, “Moonlight” won.
“It’s not a joke. I’m afraid they read the wrong thing,” Horowitz said. Beatty, presenting the award with Faye Dunaway, said he read the wrong card. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, ‘La La Land,’” Beatty explained.
What REALLY sucks is that the story will be the flub and not that a gay drama just won Best Picture.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 27, 2017
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017
Yeah but La La Land won the popular vote#Oscars
— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) February 27, 2017
— Neal Broverman (@nbroverman) February 27, 2017