Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty get to redeem themselves at the Oscars

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty get to redeem themselves at the Oscars

Dunaway and Beatty incorrectly announced the musical "La La Land" as the Best Picture victor in 2017 when it was actually the drama "Moonlight".

The actors were seen rehearsing at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Thursday with Faye beginning: "Presenting is better the second time around", according to TMZ. Warren allegedly will say, "Presenting is better the second time around", and Beatty follows it up with, "The victor is "Gone with the Wind". The pair will reportedly present Moonlight with the best picture award again, a source revealed to the publication.

"I opened the envelope and it said, 'Emma Stone, La La Land,'" Beatty explained while still onstage after the snafu a year ago.

"La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz held up the card for 'Moonlight, ' the actual best-picture victor, with presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel onstage at last year's Academy Awards.

The 90th Academy Awards producers made sure there would be no envelope screw up this year by putting the name of the category in giant letters on the envelope.

After Beatty opened the envelope onstage, he hesitated.

She said: "Meryl (Streep), if you do it, everyone else will".

Backstage Moonlight director Barry Jenkins made a point of thanking the La La Land team for being "gracious", while Emma Stone praised Moonlight, calling it one of her favourite films of the year.

We hope you've recovered from that very bad Oscar's Best Picture drama of previous year because the Academy has recreated the flawless set-up for it to happen again. Beatty was confused and paused when he saw her name, but Dunaway thought he was playfully delaying the announcement, so she took the envelope and quickly read the movie title she saw on the card.

In his opening monologue, host Jimmy Kimmel even joked about last year's debacle, saying he "presided over the most calamitous finale in Oscars history".

It was a cluster when "La La Land" producers on stage realized they didn't win.

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