"La La Land" was inadvertently named the Oscar's best picture winner six years ago

“La La Land” was inadvertently named the Oscar’s best picture winner six years ago

Twitter is keeping the memory of when ‘La La Land,’ not ‘Moonlight,‘ was wrongly revealed as the winner of the Oscar’s Best Picture award six years ago.

The Oscars are a dramatic and exciting evening that honors the top talent in the film industry. The event draws interest from all across the world, from red-carpet arrivals to moving remarks.

The recent 95th Academy Awards brought up memories of the event’s controversy, including the infamous Best Picture blunder that saw “La La Land” presented as the winner rather than “Moonlight,” which was the rightful winner. Even after six years, this episode continues to be a regrettable chapter in Oscars history and sparks discussion on Twitter.

To announce the Best Picture winner, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage at the 89th Academy Awards, mayhem broke out. The Best Actress prize had already got given to Emma Stone for “La La Land,” and Beatty had accidentally carried the envelope.

Beatty sounded perplexed as he began to read the winner’s card and peered into the envelope while Dunaway identified the only movie title she could and declared “La La Land” the victor.

The ‘La La Land’ cast and crew then entered the stage to celebrate. Two producers then gave congratulations while a stage manager got seen scurrying across the floor carrying an envelope.

However, the producer of “La La Land,” Fred Berger, declared that they had lost just as he was about to speak, and Jordan Horowitz rose to the microphone to say, “I’m sorry, there seems to be a misunderstanding. You guys got the best picture for ‘Moonlight,’ congrats.” “This is not a joke,” he declared, motioning to the “Moonlight” cast and producers to join the stage.

Horowitz even showed the crowd the card with “Moonlight” as the winner. As a result, it became a frantic occasion, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an accounting firm in charge of the Academy Awards voting for more than 80 years, accepted full responsibility for the error.

Six years later, Twitter users were still discussing the incident and labeling it the worst Oscars gaffe. Many others commented on one user’s post about “six years ago ‘la la land’ was erroneously declared as the Oscars best picture winner,” laughing at the emotions of Ryan Gosling and making memes out of it.

Some Details about the 2016’s American film, ‘La La Land’

2016's American film La La Land.
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Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the American musical romantic-comedy film La La Land (2016). Emma Stone acted as an aspiring actress, and Ryan Gosling portrayed a striving jazz musician in the movie. They met and became engaged while chasing their goals in Los Angeles. In supporting, roles are John Legend, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt,  and J. K. Simmons.

As a drummer who enjoyed musicals, Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz first came up with the idea for the movie while studying at Harvard University. Chazelle wrote the script after relocating to Los Angeles in 2010, but he could not find a studio ready to support the film without altering his design.

As its 2014’s film Whiplash became a hit, Summit Entertainment decided to take on the project. The movie’s original cast members were supposed to be Miles Teller and Emma Watson, but Gosling and Stone got chosen after they both withdrew.

Hurwitz created the film’s score, while Mandy Moore choreographed the dances. The movie was filmed in Los Angeles in 2015 between August and September.

Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone in the film, La La Land.
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La La Land premiered on August 31, 2016, at the Venice International Film Festival (73rd). On December 9, Lionsgate distributed the film in the US. The movie was a box office hit, making over $448 million worldwide on a $30 million budget, and Chazelle’s writing and direction, in particular, got high praise from critics.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the leading cast, and the soundtrack, cinematography, musical sequences,  and production design received favorable reviews.

It kept receiving countless honors. It received a record-breaking seven nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards and eleven for the BAFTA (70th) Awards, where it won five prizes, including Best Picture.

The film received a record-tying fourteen nominations for the 89th Academy Awards, and it took home six prizes, including  Best Director for Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Chazelle, who is 32 years old, was the youngest winner in the director category.

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