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Oscars' epic mistake

Updated 12:03 PM ET, Tue February 28, 2017
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The Oscars ceremony had a surprise ending that could only happen in Hollywood. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty presented the award for best picture Sunday night. Image Group LA/Disney ABC Television Group/Getty Images
However, the envelope they carried was for the previous award, for actress in a leading role. Emma Stone of "La La Land" won that award, and Dunaway mistakenly read "La La Land" as the winner of best picture. It was actually "Moonlight." Image Group LA/Disney ABC Television Group/Getty Images
"La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz, center, accepts the award for best picture next to producer Fred Berger. MARK RALSTON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Producers of "La La Land" give acceptance speeches before learning that their movie was not the real winner. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Horowitz, second from left, speaks to stage manager Gary Natoli, who had the envelope that showed "Moonlight" as the best picture. MARK RALSTON/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Horowitz, lower left, stops the show to announce the actual best picture winner. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Horowitz, host Jimmy Kimmel and Beatty confer briefly after the mistake was made known. EDDY CHEN/Image Group LA/Disney ABC Television Group/Getty Images
Horowitz shows the correct card that says "Moonlight" won best picture. Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
The stunned audience reacts to the correction of the mistake. Monica Almeida/The New York Times/Redux
Kimmel speaks as the cast and crew of "Moonlight" celebrate winning best picture. Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins accepts the best picture award. Chris Pizzello/Invision/Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP