Speed Reads

2017 Oscars

After flub, it's revealed Moonlight, not La La Land, won the Best Picture Oscar

The 2017 Academy Awards ended with a shocking twist, as Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture — despite presenter Warren Beatty announcing moments earlier that La La Land was the winner.

Beatty said the envelope he opened read "Emma Stone" and "La La Land," which is why he was confused and didn't announce the movie right away. Host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he blamed Steve Harvey, and at the end of the ceremony said he knew he would "screw this show up."

Stone did win the Best Actress award, and Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck received the award for Best Actor. Moonlight's Mahershala Ali won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, while Fences' Viola Davis won for Best Supporting Actress and La La Land's Damien Chazelle won Best Director. History was made several times over the course of the ceremony — Stone, Affleck, Ali, Davis, and Chazelle were all first-time winners, with Chazelle becoming the youngest person to win the award for Best Director and Davis the first black entertainer to win an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony for acting.