La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz (L) holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner Moonlight with actor Warren Beatty onstage. Beatty opened the wrong envelope, mistakenly announced La La Land as Best Film. Finally Moonlight got best Oscar award. It was the most dramatic moment in the history of the Academy Awards. "There's a mistake. Moonlight, you won the best picture," Fred Berger, the La La Land producer, announced to the gasps of a shocked crowd. He held up the card clearly showing the winner was Moonlight.
It was an extraordinary scene. The La La Land team was halfway through their victory speeches when it was noticed that the wrong film's name had been read out by Warren Beatty and that Moonlight was actually the winner. Finally, the stars and crew of La La Land shuffled off the stage and handed their gold statuettes to a jubilant Moonlight team. Beatty said that he had been given the wrong envelope to open. "I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land," he said, adding that he had not done it "to try to be funny".
At backstage, Emma Stone was heard saying: "I was holding my best actress card the whole time so whatever story you heard, I don't know what happened, but I wanted to tell you that."
"When it happened I was just on such a buzzy stage, I was already on another planet. "I think it's a good outcome but a very strange happening for Oscar history." "Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool. We made history tonight. Craziest moment." - Emma said.