2017: There Was a Minor Mix-Up at the Oscars
Who remembers when La La Land won best picture at the Oscars? Oops, I mean, Moonlight. Well, that's exactly what happened at the 89th Academy Awards. Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner during the ceremony. The flub was perhaps one of the most awkward moments in Oscars history, and sent shock waves on stage and in the audience. Emma Stone, who was joined by the rest of the La La Land cast, looked so confused as show producers rushed to the stage and tried to correct the mistake as quickly as possible. We're cringing all over again just thinking about it.
The following year, the Academy avoided another #Envelopegate by changing the envelope procedures and having a third balloting partner sit with Oscar producers in the show's control room. The two partners who worked on the 2017 were also replaced and the new procedure assured that both the celebrity presenter and stage manager were given the correct envelope for each category ahead of time.