The Oscars blunder that saw La La Land wrongly announced as the best picture winner instead of Moonlight is the latest in a long line of embarrassing televised mix-ups and mistakes.
Sunday night’s Oscars also saw another gaffe take place when an “alive and well” film producer was mistakenly included in the In Memoriam montage.
La La Land was given the best picture award by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, before it became apparent that Moonlight was the winner of the prize.
The musical’s producers were coming to the end of their acceptance speeches when Jordan Horowitz, another La La Land producer, took to the microphone to correct the mistake.
Warren and Faye had been given the wrong envelope, the one for best actress, which had already been accepted by La La Land’s Emma Stone.
Earlier in the awards ceremony, the image of Australian film producer Jan Chapman was used in the montage of notable film industry members who had died in the past year.
Jan’s photo was used to represent her friend, Australian costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee who died in October 2016.
She told Variety: “I was devastated by the use of my image in place of my great friend and long-time collaborator Janet Patterson.
“I had urged her agency to check any photograph which might be used and understand that they were told that the Academy had it covered.
“Janet was a great beauty and four-time Oscar nominee and it is very disappointing that the error was not picked up.
“I am alive and well and an active producer.”
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