It was one of the craziest things anyone had ever seen.
"La La Land" was announced as the Best Picture winner at Sunday's Oscars. They went up and starting making their speeches. Then, madness ensued and it was realized that "Moonlight" had actually won and presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope.
Many wondered who is at fault, and now an apology has been made. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the official accountant of the Academy Awards, issued a statement on the embarrassing flub.
“We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the statement read. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.”
“We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation."
Overall it was handled unbelievably well by everyone on stage, but somebody has some explaining to do.
Read the full story at Variety.