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We Need To Talk About The Craziest Ending The Oscars Has Ever Had

"This is not a joke," La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz said on the Oscars stage while announcing Moonlight as the actual winner.

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Right at the tail end of this year's Oscar's ceremony, something truly unexpected happened: La La Land was handed the award for Best Picture...when the award was really won by Moonlight.

As Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were presenting the final award for the night, Beatty hesitated before announcing the winner. He showed the envelope to Dunaway, who then blurted out, "La La Land."

In an unprecedented moment after starting his speech, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz proclaimed that there'd been a mistake — that Moonlight actually won Best Picture, not La La Land.

Video of the whole #BestPicture disaster, including Warren Beatty trying to tell people what happened.

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And so the most awkward dance in Oscars history took place, as both the Moonlight and La La Land teams grappled with what had just happened — and proceeded to switch places.

Beatty was also brought back onstage, to explain what in the FLYING FUCK had just happened.

Warren Beatty explains what happened on stage. #Oscars

"I opened the envelope, and it said, 'Emma Stone, La La Land,'" Beatty said. "That's why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you. I wasn't trying to be funny."

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And if you listen to video of the moment, you can hear what sounds like Beatty telling Dunaway that the envelope said "Emma Stone." 😳

Can you hear a voice at the end of this clip say "It says Emma Stone"?

Obviously, there's still a lot that we don't know. But what we do have is this: Emma Stone said that she'd been holding on to her winner's envelope the whole night after her win, and there are two copies of each envelope — one for each side of the stage.

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So that might just begin to provide us with some kind of inkling of how this might have happened.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for tallying the votes, released the following statement:

"We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.

"We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation."

Regardless of how it happened, Moonlight walked away the winner in what truly can be called the shock of the night.

Moonlight accepting the (now corrected) Best Picture award #Oscars

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part 2 of Moonlight acceptance speech #Oscars

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