"La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz known as it "surreal" to stand onstage to accept the Oscar for very best picture and then understand that it was yet another film that had truly won the award.
"It was a surreal moment for confident," Horowitz mentioned now on "Fantastic Morning America" by phone from California.
"La La Land" was at 1st mistakenly announced as the most effective picture winner at Sunday night's 89th Academy Awards. Horowitz stated there was "a lot of confusion and chaos" onstage prior to understanding it was in truth "Moonlight" that had won the very best picture honor.
"There was a lot of confusion on stage, and at a specific point it was clear that the incorrect envelope had been provided," he said. "Then they type of showed us the ideal image envelope and it mentioned ‘Moonlight’ and that is when I sort of jumped to the mic and produced confident everybody knew what was going on."
Faye Dunaway, the award's presenter along with Warren Beatty, read "La La Land" ideal immediately after Emma Stone won most effective actress for her part in the modern day-day musical.
It was Horowitz who announced the correction to the Oscars audience: "[Actually] 'Moonlight' is the winner ... this is not a joke."
"It was like this slow, steady realization that something wasn’t correct," Horowitz mentioned of the moments on stage. "It required to be corrected so we jumped in and did it."
Horowitz said he showed the best image card naming "Moonlight" as the winner to the audience because, "I assume men and women necessary clarity at that moment."
"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins and stars like Mahersala Ali and Janelle Monae then came on the stage to accept the Oscar.
"As I mentioned on stage, these guys are my buddies," Horowitz said of the individuals behind "Moonlight," whom Horowitz stated he got to know properly in the course of the months-lengthy buildup to the Oscars. "I wanted to make confident they had their moment."
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that oversees Oscar balloting, issued a statement Monday about the mishap.
"We sincerely apologize to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land,' Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made in the course of the award announcement for Most effective Image," the statement study. "The presenters had mistakenly been given the incorrect category envelope and when found, was quickly corrected. We are at present investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred."
Horowitz said he saw Jenkins, Ali and other people from "Moonlight" at the Governors Ball Oscars just after-celebration and reflected on their headline-generating Oscars moment.
"We kind of shared a moment, gave each other a hug, mentioned, ‘Wasn’t that surreal,’ and congratulated every single other on our function and put it all behind us," he mentioned. "We’ll move forward and do far more perform collectively."
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