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‘La La Land’ producer who broke the news explains what happened
‘La La Land’ producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner ‘Moonlight’ with actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It fell to Jordan Horowitz, a producer of “La La Land,” to clear up the Oscars mistake. He had been the one to tell a stunned audience that, actually, “Moonlight” won.

Horowitz gave play-by-play after the ceremony on E!, explaining that he had taken the envelope after the winner was announced and held the card as he gave his acceptance speech.

“There was a guy, a stagehand guy, who started kind of buzzing around, looking for the envelope,” Horowitz said.

Eventually, the envelope was found. He “opened it, and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land’ on it,” Horowitz said. “At that moment, it was clear there was a problem. They eventually found the best picture envelope.”

Historically bizarre ending to Oscars: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture after ‘La La Land’ is announced.

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