– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Last night was one hell of a night for moviegoers. That’s right, while the ceremony seems to have been a bit of a mixed bag, there’s no hiding that huge mixup at the tail end. If you’re a bit late to the game, we’re talking about La La Land being mistakenly named as Best Picture, and the fallout that followed. If you’ve yet to get filled in on the details, you can check it out below. 

While many are thrilled that Moonlight managed to take home the trophy for Best Picture, it’s hard not to wonder what the La La Land crew thinks of the whole thing. In the backstage interview proceeding the Oscars ceremony, Best Actress winner Emma Stone came on stage, still in shock from the whole ordeal. 

“Whoo!” she exclaimed. “You guys see that?” she said to the crowd of reporters with a laugh.

It didn’t take long for a question revolving around the mis-naming of La La Land as Best Picture to come up. One of the reporters asked Stone if it felt like a dream at first when they thought their movie had taken the Oscar.

“I f**king love Moonlight. God, I love Moonlight so much! I’m so excited for Moonlight. Of course, it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land. I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture, but we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it’s one of the best films of all time, so I was pretty beside myself. I also was holding my ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ card that entire time. So whatever story — I don’t mean to start stuff — but whatever story that was, I had that card. So I’m not really sure what happened, and I really wanted to talk to you guys first.”

Stone was referring to the fact that Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway actually read the card for Best Actress in a Leading Role — and it was that card that had led to the confusion last night. In the time since her interview, it’s been clarified that there are two sets of winning envelopes, so that seems to answer that question. Again, if you want further details surrounding the whole ordeal, check out the related article above.

Regardless, it seems like everyone was understanding of the whole situation, and when all said and done, both Moonlight and La La Land were terrific films, and in a way, this may have helped out both movies. So much hate was being pelted towards La La Land for its momentum that in not winning Best Picture, there may actually be more filmlovers who are willing to give it a shot. Irony of ironies, isn’t it?

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.