The La La land Faux Pas

La La Land (2016 Movie) Official Trailer – ‘Dreamers’


La La Land
2016 ‧ Drama film/Romance ‧ 2h 8m

The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.

Box office: 339.6 million USD

The 89th Academy Awards just heralded in the the mystery of the year: how did La La Land get accidentally announced as Best Picture? As we slowly recover from those final, shocking moments of the Oscars tonight, let’s break down what we know about the epic upset.

How it started

Bonnie and Clyde’s iconic costars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the nominees, but something was off from the moment Beatty opened the card to announce the winner. He stared at the card, hesitated and checked to see if there was another card in the envelope. There wasn’t. He paused a few times before making an announcement, and even looked for help in the wings, before turning to Dunaway, who announced, “La La Land.” Watch the moment below for yourself.




By Harper’s Bazaar

La La land did not actually win. What a hot mess!

The La La land Faux Pas

It wasn't the right envelope From the beginning

If you look at the close-ups, it's true that the actor was given the wrong card when he stepped on stage. It indeed read "Actress in a Leading Role"

Zoomed photo of the envelope

A stagehand actually realized Beatty had the wrong card after he had stepped on stage. Oh ... Oh my god, he got the wrong envelope," someone from backstage reportedly said, after the presenters had already left the wings for the mic, according to tmz. According to a story published by Slate in 2014, there are two separate sets of the winning cards. This is how they are created: "The head accountants then stuff two complete sets of presenter cards into envelopes, and place them into identical briefcases. (The stationers prepare presenter cards for every nominee, just as both teams in a World Series have championship hats and t-shirts made in advance of the game. The loser's cards are destroyed.) The briefcases remain in a vault until the day of the show. The two accountants each carry one briefcase to the theater, traveling in separate cars. The last thing presenters do before striding into the spotlight is receive the envelope from a PwC accountant, who is standing just offstage.

Emma Stone, however, said she was holding onto her Best Actress card the whole time.

Stone told Entertainment Weekly: "I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card the entire time. So whatever story... I don't mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card. So I'm not sure that happened.

But what about THAT tweet from The Academy's official account?

In addition to announcing the wrong winner in the theater, why did The Academy also tweet out that La La Land won Best Picture? Blank graphic templates are made so that someone can input the winner as soon as it's announced, before tweeting it out, a historian from the Academy explained to's Culture Editor, Julie Kosin.

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