Academy Awards 2017: Oscars auditors apologise after Best Picture award goof up between Moonlight and La La Land

27 February 2017, 03:24 PM
Academy Awards 2017: Oscars auditors apologies after Best Picture award goof up between Moonlight, La La Land- file photo
Academy Awards 2017: Oscars auditors apologies after Best Picture award goof up between Moonlight, La La Land- file photo

After a shocking goof up in the announcement of the Best Picture award at the 89th Academy awards 2017, the Oscars auditors have apologised and have released a statement for the same. 

Oscars auditors PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the apology statement said that they sincerely apologise to the Moonlight, La La Land, producers of both the films and the oscar viewers for the mix-up.

Explaining the reason behind the mistake, the auditors said that the presenters were handed over the wrong category envelope which featured La La Land's name.

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The statement further read that the mistake was recognised and correctly immediately and an inquiry is underway on how this could have happened.

The auditors also thanked the Academy, broadcasters, all the nominees and show's host Jimmy Kimmel for the grace by which they handled the situation. 

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Meanwhile, “La La Land” won six trophies including Best Director and Best Actress award, while Moonlight bagged the Best Actor and the Best Picture award at the end. 

First Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 02:55 PM
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