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Moonlight Vs La La Land: These Photos Explain The Worst Faux Pas in Oscar History

The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history - the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner.

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Updated:February 28, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
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Moonlight Vs La La Land: These Photos Explain The Worst Faux Pas in Oscar History
The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history - the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner.
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Agreed, most of us are happy that the coming-of-age drama Moonlight was declared the winner of the best picture Academy Award. But we are also shocked to see how Hollywood’s most secretive jobs wasn’t performed well. How the correct sealed envelope which was kept in a briefcase wasn’t given to the presenters as they walked onto the stage to declare the winner of the most important category.

The accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the Academy Awards said Monday that its staffers did not move quickly enough to correct the biggest error in Oscars history - the mistaken announcement of the best picture winner.

PwC, formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers, wrote in a statement that several mistakes were made and two of its partners assigned to the prestigious awards show did not act quickly enough when "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner. Three of the film's producers spoke before the actual winner, the coming-of-age drama "Moonlight," was announced.

"PwC takes full responsibility for the series of mistakes and breaches of established protocols during last night's Oscars," PwC wrote. It said its partner, Brian Cullinan, mistakenly handed presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway an envelope containing the winner of the best actress award. "Once the error occurred, protocols for correcting it were not followed through quickly enough by Mr. Cullinan or his partner," the statement read.

While the Best Picture faux pas remains the most unforgettable moment of the Oscars 2017, here’s how it unfolded on the prestigious stage.

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Jordon Horowitz and Jimmy Kimmel react as Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to Moonlight, after announcing by mistake that La La Land was the winner.

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Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to Moonlight.

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Jordan Horowitz of La La Land holds the card announcing Moonlight as the winner of the Best Picture Oscar as presenter Warren Beatty and show host Jimmy Kimmel stand behind.

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Producer Jordon Horowitz holds up the card for the Best Picture winner Moonlight.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Warren Beatty laugh after correcting the Best Picture Oscar from La La Land to Moonlight.

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Jordan Horowitz and Mahershala Ali hug.

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Adele Romanski speaks as the cast of best picture Moonlight stand on stage.

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Director Barry Jenkins and producer Adele Romanski celebrating the best picture win for Moonlight.

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Presenter Warren Beatty shows the award card to Tarell Alvin McCraney, writer of Moonlight, after it was clarified that Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture.

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Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture award.

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Joi McMillon and cast of Moonlight celebrate Best Picture.

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Writer and Director Barry Jenkins of Moonlight holds up the Best Picture Oscar in front of host Jimmy Kimmel as he stands with Producer Adele Romanski.

(With inputs from Reuters, AP)

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