|Jordan Horowitz of "La La Land" (L) holds the card announcing "Moonlight" as the winner of the Best Picture Oscar © Lucy Nicholson / Reuters|
The cast and crew of La La Land were already on the stage to give their acceptance speech, when one of the producers, holding the envelope up to the camera, said that Moolight had actually won the award.
Presenter Warren Beatty reportedly paused for so long because he had been given the envelope for the wrong category, which read, “Emma Stone, La La Land.”
Actress Faye Dunaway, however, quickly read the name 'La La Land.
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel joked following the blunder: “I knew I would screw this show up. I really did.”
La La Land went into the Oscars with a record-tying 14 nominations, eventually winning six, and making 32-year-old Damien Chazelle the youngest person to win an Oscar for Best Director.
Emma Stone won Best Actress for her role in La La Land, while Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck was named Best Actor.
Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali were named Best Supporting Actress and Actor for their roles in Fences and Moonlight.
Moonlight also took home Best Adapted Screenplay, while Manchester by the Sea won Best Original Screenplay.