Faye Dunaway Talks Feeling “Guilty” About Oscars Best Picture Snafu On ‘NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt’

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Faye Dunaway is speaking out publicly for the first time about the unforgettable Oscar Best Picture snafu when, alongside Warren Beatty, she mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner instead of Moonlight. The actress sat down with Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News where she opened up about the mixup and how she thought Beatty’s hesitation was because he was trying to be funny, not because he was confused.
“So he took the card out, and he didn’t say anything,” Dunaway…

Warren Beatty Talks “Chaos” Of Oscars Best Picture Snafu On ‘Graham Norton Show’

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Warren Beatty is setting the record straight about the Oscar Best Picture snafu when his co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner instead of Moonlight. The actor was on The Graham Norton Show, where the host of the BBC talk show called the incident “the TV moment of if not the year, the decade,” which Beatty quipped, “Not the century?”
Recalling the moment when the Best Picture winner was incorrectly announced, Beatty said that he thought…

Academy President Gives Post-Oscars Pep Talk To Members

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Following Sunday’s Oscar award ceremony that ended with everyone’s head spinning, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent out an email to the members, highlighting the positives of the infamous evening while, of course, addressing the snafu heard around the world. In the email, she lauds show producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca for the “tremendous (and often thankless) job” and host Jimmy Kimmel for doing an “impeccable and effortless” job as well as the stage…

Oscar Wins ‘Do Not Mean That the Diversity Problem Has Been Solved,’ Says Study Author

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An entertainment analytics group asserted that its data show that minorities and women remain under-represented in Hollywood, despite the recent Academy Awards recognition. “Our study indicates that there’s still a lot of underrepresentation in the industry, and unfortunately Sunday’s Oscar wins do not mean that the diversity problem has been solved,” said Alan Xie, founder… Read more »

Warren Beatty To Academy President: “Publicly Clarify What Happened As Soon As Possible”

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Another day, another statement from a party involved in the Mother of All Oscar Screw-ups. Warren Beatty, who was on stage to present the Best Picture trophy when everything fell apart, today called out Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to explain the snafu. Like now.
“Rather than for me to respond to questions from the press about the Academy ceremony,” he said in a statement to the Associated Press, “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the…

The Academy Releases Statement Regarding Best Picture Snafu: “We Deeply Regret The Mistake”

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Almost 24-hours after the Best Picture Oscar was awarded to La La Land instead of the true winner, Moonlight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has released a statement, apologizing to those involved in the error.
Deeply regretting the mistake, the Academy saluted the “tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances.” PricewaterhouseCoopers, who issued a second apology just minutes before, took full responsibility for the error, clarifying that PwC…

Jimmy Kimmel Says This Year’s Crazy Oscars Ceremony Was Cursed – Watch

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“Have any of you here ever hosted the Oscars before? Well, except for the end – It was a lot of fun,” Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of his ABC late-night show.
“As I’m sure you’ve at least heard, La La Land was simultaneously the biggest winner and loser last night…You know it’s a strange night when the word ‘envelope’ is trending on Twitter.”
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the award for Best Picture, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde. “So…

PricewaterhouseCoopers Issues Second Apology After Best Picture Gaffe

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Early Monday morning, a day after the 89th Academy Awards, Tim Ryan, U.S. chairman and senior partner of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper, made his rounds on the press circuit, apologizing for the Best Picture mistake. Now, after already releasing their first statement following the ceremony, a second official statement has been shared by PwC.
“PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night’s Oscars,”…

Conan Reveals “Confusing” Contents Of Best-Movie Card Warren Beatty Was Given At Oscars

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Conan explained what really happened at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards when Warren Beatty opened the envelope to discover which movie had won the Best Picture Oscar.
“A lot of people at first blamed Warren Beatty for making the mistake,” Conan noted. “But, in his defense, if you saw the card he was given to read, it was pretty confusing,” he added.
Actually, not “confusing” so much as “incomprehensible.”
And, of course, Beatty handed the card to Faye Dunaway to read…