The auditing firm responsible for the awarding of the trophies to the Oscars on Monday apologized for the “error” in awarding the best film award, claiming that actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had been handed the bad envelope.
Legendary actress Faye Dunaway, alongside Warren Beatty, read the wrong movie name on the stage of the Dolby Theater on Sunday.
All the team of the musical “La La Land” came on the podium and the producers began their thanks before they came to warn them that the winner was in fact “Moonlight”.
“We extend our sincere apologies to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and to the audience at the Oscars for the mistake that occurred during the announcement of the Best Film Award, PriceWaterhouseCoopers in a statement.
“The presenters were handed the wrong envelope and when the error was discovered, it was corrected immediately,” he added.
“We are currently investigating how this has happened and deeply regret what happened.”
“Moonlight”, the poignant odyssey of a poor young African-American, was crowned Best Film Sunday at the Oscars after this epic fiasco, but the great favorite “La La Land” went away with six statuettes.