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Oscars 2017: How the Best Picture mix-up unfolded

Last updated on: February 27, 2017 15:17 IST

All was going great at the 89th Annual Academy awards.

Host Jimmy Kimmel made sure the laughs kept coming, we heard some good speeches from the winners and the goodies that kept falling from the 'skies' looked very good too!

All was well until the Best Picture was announced. And then the slip-up happened. 

Here's a minute-to-minute account of what happened.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty take center stage to announce the Best Picture award.

 

Warren Beatty takes a look at the card twice. Did something look a bit wrong there?

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

And the Oscar goes to... La La Land

Producers Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger and Marc Platt come on stage to accept the awards and make their acceptance speeches.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

But wait, there seems to be some confusion.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Warren Beatty and Jimmy Kimmel have a quick discussion with Jordan Horowitz, the producer of La La Land. 

 

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

All celebrations cease, as Horowitz takes to the mike to announce they have *not* won. The winner, in fact, is Moonlight!

Emma Stone is shattered.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Yes, the Best Picture goes to Moonlight.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

*Moonlight.*

Take a closer look.

 

C-l-o-s-e-r.

 

No, it was not a joke.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Warren Beatty explains why the mistake happened. He said he had an envelope saying Emma Stone, La La Land.

He added that he was surprised and turned to his co-presenter Faye Dunaway before looking quizzically at the audiences.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Horowitz hands over the award to the real winner of the night: Moonlight writer/director Barry Jenkins.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

He remains very sporting about it and offers Barry a warm hug.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Ryan Gosling congratulates Mahershala Ali

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Emma Stone offers her congratulations too.

Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Moonlight team are still shocked from their surprise win but they accept their award happily.

Watch the drama unfold.

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