Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway made national headlines at last year’s Oscars when they opened the envelope for Best Picture and read out “La La Land” instead of the actual winner “Moonlight.” As it turned out one of the Oscar accountants had given them the wrong envelope, resulting in the biggest mistake in the 89-year history of the Academy Awards. Since Beatty and Dunaway took the brunt of the blame for the accountant’s error, should Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd invite the former “Bonnie and Clyde” stars back for do-over? Vote in our poll below.
Beatty and Dunaway had actually been given the envelope for Best Actress, which read “Emma Stone, ‘La La Land.’” When Beatty saw the contents of the envelope at the podium he seemed confused, but the audience thought he was just being funny. He showed the envelope to Dunaway, who recognized the words “La La Land” and promptly read that out as the winner.
It’s rare that the same person or duo gets to present the coveted prize of Best Picture two years in a row, though if the Oscars were to ever make an exception, this would be the year. However, might it be a better move for Beatty and Dunaway to instead announce the first award of the ceremony? They could address the controversy and make a few jokes, getting it all out of the way early in the evening.
The 90th Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 4 on ABC. Last year’s host Jimmy Kimmel was asked back to host again, thanks in part because of the self-deprecating way in which he handled the so-called Envelopegate. Since Kimmel is getting an Oscars do-over, shouldn’t Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway get one, too? Cast your vote right now in our poll.
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