15The Oscars Mixup
Yes, we've all heard about this one. I mean, who hasn’t, at this point? It’s the night Warren Beatty called out the wrong winner for Best Picture. In his defense, of course, he was given the wrong card. On the night of the Oscars, he announced that La La Land
won Best Picture when it was actually Moonlight that won. There was so much confusion onstage that no one really knew what was going on. As the photo above shows, Ryan Gosling found the whole thing rather amusing. "What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt. I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard, 'Oh, Moonlight won,' and I was so relieved that I started laughing. But truthfully, I was also so thrilled that Moonlight won, I know the director…I've worked with them before. It's such a ground-breaking film, made for a million dollars, an incredible achievement and I'm so happy for them that they were being recognized."