It was the most surprising Oscars night of all time. When Warren Beatty accidentally announced that La La Land won Best Picture rather than Moonlight, we were all floored. The producers of both films were gracious about the outcome that Moonlight was, in fact, the winner of the night. While there have been hilarious reactions to the entire snafu, and the Academy has talked about how the whole thing even happened, one person who’s remained silent was Beatty’s co-presenter, Faye Dunaway. That is, until now.
In an NBC News exclusive, Dunaway opened up about her role in the famous flub. Just like the rest of us, she assumed that Beatty’s pause was purely for dramatics. “He looked over me, offstage. He looked around. And I finally said, ‘You’re impossible.’ I thought he was joking. I mean, I thought he was stalling. Warren’s like that. He kind of holds the power and makes people wait.”
The Bonnie and Clyde star continued, saying she felt “guilty” for her part in the mixup. Of course, it’s neither Dunaway or Beatty’s fault that the two cards got mixed up, nor should she feel blame or responsibility for the situation. Sometimes mistakes happen and this one just managed to happen during one of the biggest live television broadcasts in the world.
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(h/t E!Online; photo via Kevin Winter/Getty)