- Emma Stone said that she had the Best Actress envelope in her hand
- Neil Patrick Harris tweeted about noticing the envelope flub
- Moonlight won the Best Film Oscar, not La La Land
In the press room, Emma Stone said, "I was holding my Best Actress in a leading role card all the time. I don't mean to start stuff but whatever that story was, I had the card. So I'm not sure what happened. And I really wanted to talk to you first." Emma is the star of La La Land, the film which won Best Film and then didn't.
Does this, then, clear poor Leonardo DiCaprio was being blamed for the mix-up? Leo had just presented Emma with the Best Actress Oscar and social media assumed he had dumped the envelope he was carrying in such a manner that it ended up with Warren Beatty.
There was an indication of the chaos to come when Warren Beatty opened the envelope he had been given and looked at co-presenter Faye Dunaway in puzzlement. Watching the Oscars on TV, former host Neil Patrick Harris appeared to have noticed the envelope flub before anyone else.
Warren Beatty seems to be opening an envelope that says 'Actress in a Leading Role'. He must have been handed the wrong one somehow. Yikes. pic.twitter.com/Rma4wp80aX— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) February 27, 2017
Unlikely that the blooper will ever be forgotten but the silver lining, should you need one, was surely the grace with which Team La La Land made way for Moonlight. That was a true Hollywood moment.