Best Film: Moonlight

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Feb 2017 14:44:24


In a rare and unexpected gaffe, La La Land which dominated the 89th Academy Awards, was announced the winner of the Best Picture category, when in fact it was Moonlight. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, pondered a while before reading the cue card, which ended up being wrong.

The La La Land makers were mostly through their speech before the error was realised, and a representative said, “There’s a mistake... Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture... This is not a joke, I’m afraid they read the wrong thing. Moonlight Best Picture.” Moonlight, reportedly one of the films with the lowest budget ($1.5 million) to win an Oscar, was up against Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, Arrival, Lion, La La Land, Fences, Manchester By The Sea and Hacksaw Ridge.