Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Al Pacino’s Oscars Blunder: The Most Shocking Error Since the ‘La La Land’ Debacle

The Oscars are never complete ⁤without some ⁣sort of mishap or blunder on stage, and this⁤ year⁣ was no exception.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 10: Al Pacino speaks onstage during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The highly anticipated event was marred by ⁢a mistake that was impossible to miss, as legendary‍ actor Al Pacino prematurely announced the⁣ winner for Best Picture, in what some are calling⁤ the biggest blunder since the infamous ⁣mix-up between La La Land and Moonlight in 2016.

When⁤ Pacino was called‍ upon to present the award, he skipped⁣ over the nominees entirely, a major ‍error considering⁢ that‍ Best⁣ Picture is considered the most prestigious award of the night.

For those familiar with awards season in the film industry, the process of presenting awards is well-known. The⁣ presenter, usually a prominent ​figure in the industry, takes ‍the stage and first reads out the nominees for the category. ‍This serves not only as ⁤a reminder ‍of who is in ⁤the running, but also to give each nominee their deserved recognition.

However, at the 96th⁣ Academy ‌Awards, Pacino deviated from this⁢ standard procedure and opened the envelope, announcing Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer ‍as the winner for ⁣Best Picture.

In ​addition to Best Picture, Oppenheimer ⁢also took home six other awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, and⁤ Best ⁤Supporting Actor.

Pacino’s mistake was a major talking point of the⁣ night, with social media users unable to resist commenting on it. Most saw the blunder in a⁤ humorous light.

One person wrote, “Al Pacino⁣ creating⁢ a Moonlight/La La Land moment⁢ while still reading the right name. Master⁢ class.”

Another added, “Whatever just happened with the ⁤Best Picture presentation wasn’t a Moonlight/La La Land screw-up, but Pacino just blurting out ‘I see Oppenheimer here!’ ⁤was definitely not how it was supposed to go.”

A third joked, “If Al Pacino said the winner was La La Land, that would have been the best moment of the night.”

The ⁤references ‌to La La ⁣Land ⁤ hark back to‍ the ‌2016 ⁢Oscars, when the award for Best Picture was mistakenly announced ⁣as⁢ going to ⁤ La La Land ⁤ instead ⁣of Moonlight. To make matters worse, ‌the mistake⁣ was only realized in the middle ⁤of acceptance speeches.

According⁢ to reports, the announcer had⁤ been given the envelope for Best Actress (which was won⁣ by Emma Stone for La La Land) instead of the one for Best Picture.

Did you tune in to⁢ this year’s Academy Awards? If so, what was your favorite moment?

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