After La La Land director Damien Chazelle began to accept the honor, staff came onstage to interrupt and reveal the mistake.
La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz stepped back up to the microphone, stating, “There’s been a mistake. Moonlight won.”
“It’s not a joke,” he said. “This is not a joke, come up here.”
Warren Beatty, 79, who presented the award with his Bonnie and Clyde costar Faye Dunaway, 76, said he was given the wrong envelope and was confused, apologizing.
Its the movies, hope they recover. How embarrassing.