How An Obscure Oscars Rule Led To This Year’s Massive Best-Picture Screw-Up

How An Obscure Oscars Rule Led To This Year’s Massive Best-Picture Screw-Up
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Faye Dunaway Warren Beatty Kevin Winter Getty

Warren Beatty was mistakenly given the wrong envelope to announce the winner for best picture at Sunday’s Academy Awards in a moment that will go down as not just the biggest Oscars screw-up, but one of the biggest awards snafus ever. But after the madness of sorting out that it was “Moonlight,” not “La La Land,” that won best picture, the big question was how Beatty and fellow presenter Faye Dunaway could have been given the envelope for best actress in a leading role, which went to Emma Stone, when that award had already been given out…

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