“Moonlight,” a poignant coming-of-age story set in the tough projects of southern Florida, on Sunday won the best picture Oscar — but not before the prize was first given in error to musical “La La Land.”
The mistake — only corrected after the producers of “La La Land” had come on stage to accept the award — was a stunning end to the film industry’s biggest night.
Hollywood legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were entrusted with the task of announcing the best picture award.
After scrutinising the card for some time, they handed the award to “La La Land.” But the mistake was soon realised, and the team from “Moonlight” came to accept their statuette.
“La La Land” ended the night with six awards, to three for “Moonlight.”