Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

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Update: 2017-02-27
Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up
Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up (Photo Courtesy: BBC)

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars - but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner.

The La La Land team was in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered and rectified, reports the BBC.

PriceWaterhouseCooper, the accountancy firm responsible for counting the ballots, apologized for the mix-up.

La La Land still ended up the biggest winner of the night, taking home six Oscars including the best actress award for Emma Stone.

Moonlight’s surprise best picture win took its haul to three, the low-budget film having earlier won the adapted screenplay award and a best supporting actor prize for Mahershala Ali.

Casey Affleck was named best actor for Manchester by the Sea, while Viola Davis was named best supporting actress for Fences.

Damien Chazelle, La La Land’s 32-year-old director, became the youngest film-maker to win the best director Oscar.

BDST: 1643 HRS, FEB 27, 2017

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