#Oscars #LaLaLand #Moonlight #Oscarmistake #Horowitz #PricewaterhouseCoopers
Well, you might have probably heard about the big screw up during Oscars this year. Yes, it’s true.
At the final moment of the 89th Academy Awards when Faye Dunaway read the name of the film printed on the card in front of her – La La Land! – there were two people, standing on either side of the stage in the Dolby theater, who knew immediately that the film she had just announced did not actually win the Oscar for best picture.
After the name had been announced, the cast and crew of La La Land got up and walked up tp the stage. Mr. Jordan Horowitz, the producer, delivered a touching thank-you speech. Then producer Marc Platt did the same. However, after 1 minute and 50 seconds (Yes, all that happened in this much time), two people appeared onscreen – a man wearing a headset, and Martha Ruiz, one of the PricewaterhouseCoopers partners who oversees the Oscars ballot process. The man in the headset conferred with Horowitz and several others, as film producer Platt, apparently unaware of the drama behind him, wrapped up his comments.
However, the amazing producer Horowitz came to the rescue and made the announcement: I’m sorry, no, there’s been a mistake. Moonlight’, you guys won best picture. This is not a joke.
Still, I wonder why did it take a full 1 minute and 50 seconds to actually understand take action. This could have caused less humiliation for the La La Land team. And yet, Horowitz, you are the Man for the day! 🙂