Oscar Confusion Is Awkward for Cast Members

The Academy Awards are the culmination of all the entertainment honors for the movie industry.

Better known as the Oscars, these awards are of the highest prestige in Hollywood recognizing the accomplishments of actors, actresses, directors, producers, music scores and everything and anything to do with movies.

Every entertainer and creator within this industry dreams of being awarded with an Academy Award.

The 2017 Academy Awards were already groundbreaking with movies such as La La Land receiving 14 nominations and the potential to win the most Oscars in history.

Best Picture is the most anticipated award of the night, and some may claim that it is the most important.

It recognizes the work of everyone on the team of the film for their hard work to produce a movie of lasting impact.

The nominations for this year’s best picture were: Moonlight, Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion and Manchester By the Sea.

At the end of the night when everyone was wondering who had won the best award of the show, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came out on stage to present.

Beatty opened the envelope and took a long look.

Everyone was confused why he was not announcing the film that had won.

Dunaway grabbed the envelope and read off the name La La Land.

The team and cast mounted the stage to make their acceptance speeches. Yet after they had graciously received the award for Best Picture, an announcer came out and said that there had been a mistake.

Moonlight had won instead.

There had been a mix up of the envelopes with the winners, and the back up envelope for Best Actress, which was awarded to Emma Stone for her performance in La La Land, was given to the presenters for Best Picture.

Thus, the initial confusion.

The mix up was a great blow to the 89th Academy Awards, and quite awkward for everyone involved.

Junior Kenzie Lindemann was shocked when she saw it happen.

“It was crazy. I was so confused. The weird thing to me was that they let it go on for so long. You would think that people would double and triple check the envelopes they were giving ot the orators, and then also realize right when they announced La La Land that there was something wrong. They should have run out and stopped the whole fiasco before they had given their acceptance speeches.”

The Academy said in a statement the following day that, “We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances,” referring to the cast of La La Land.

“To all involved –  including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide  — we apologize,” the Academy said.

PricewaterhouseCoopers is the company in charge of the “integrity of the awards process during the ceremony” as stated by the firm.

They have claimed full responsibility for the mix up of the envelopes given to the presenters.

Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Junior Denali Bunker was glad that there was a mix-up and Moonlight won.

She said, “I think that a film with the diversity and inclusiveness like Moonlight is something that needs to be celebrated right now. La La Land was a good, and I really enjoyed it. But it was a love story about a white man and woman. There’s nothing bad about that, but I think a film like Moonlight needs to be recognized for its diversity and originality.”

After the incident, clips of the confusion were all over the internet going viral.

While La La Land was a great film, it was Moonlight that won.

The film is about a young African American growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami, Florida, and also won two other Oscars: one for Best Actor In A Supporting role and the other for Writing.

In the end, all the films nominated for best picture at the Oscars were worthy of the award.