The 2016 Academy Awards suffered an embarrassing “Steve Harvey” moment, when ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced for Best Picture over the true winner ‘Moonlight’.
The original Bonnie and Clyde/ Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that “La La Land” won the Oscar for best picture. However, it was revealed that Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope prior to getting onstage.
PricewaterhouseCoopers said early Monday that it is investigating the incident.
“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 accounting firm said in a statement. “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.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017