Everybody knows that Hollywood loves a drama.
Throw in a surprise ending with a comedic twist and you have movie magic.
The Academy Awards inadvertently followed that script Sunday night.
In the most shocking mix-up in Oscars history, Moonlight won Best Picture — but only after presenter Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner, setting off mass confusion inside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
After the Oscars, PricewaterhouseCoopers — which tabulates the Oscar votes — released a statement apologizing for the flub: “We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”
No word yet on whether President Trump plans to deport the responsible PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants.