In a stunning awards season shocker, Moonlight snatched the Best Picture win at the 89th Academy Awards Sunday, knocking the predicted fave La La Land. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway's mistake reading the wrong winner name.
The La La Land producers were in the middle of their speech when they were interrupted and told that Moonlight was the actual winner. Beatty then explained that he was confused when he opened the envelope because the card had La La Land star Emma Stone's win for Best Actress printed on it. He showed the card to Dunaway, who then announced La La Land as the winner.
Beatty's story did check out as there are close-up pictures of the envelope he has on stage and it does say "Lead Actress in a Motion Picture" and not "Best Picture." It probably wasn't handled the best, but Beatty did receive the wrong envelope.