Almost two months have passed since Faye Dunaway became part of You Screwed Up history with Warren Beatty and the PwC Accountants when she accidentally announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner of the 89th Academy Awards. Two months seems like more than enough time to recover from such an embarrassing public moment. I’m of course basing this solely off of how long it took me to recover from my own most embarrassing moment (3 weeks for projectile vomiting at a friend’s boss’ house after their staff Christmas party). But apparently two months isn’t enough time to heal the wound that opened up on Faye’s ego on Oscar night.
One of the internet’s favorite moments of this year’s Oscars came immediately after PricewaterhouseCooper’s Best Picture fuck up. When La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz triggered the world’s largest collective gasp by calling Moonlight as Best Picture, a serious-looking Ryan Gosling suddenly started giggling. It was like watching a stoned teenager react to an adult saying the words “joint checking account.” It made no sense, but it was fully enjoyable to watch.
People says that Ryan explained that moment during an appearance at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas yesterday. Apparently Ryan started laughing because he was just so happy no one was leaving the stage on a stretcher.
“What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt. I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”
Ryan adds he was “thrilled” with the results, because he knows Moonlight’s director Barry Jenkins and loved the movie.
Really though, I’m surprised by Ryan. If he thought something was wrong, why didn’t he spring into action? I think we can all agree the worst-case situation would have been an on-stage heart attack. And that’s no problem for Ryan Gosling. All he has to do is approach the body and whisper “Hey girl or guy“, and the victim’s heart will immediately start beating again. Ryan Gosling is nature’s defibrillator.
Brie Larson won a lot of Best Actress awards last year for Room, so this year she got the job of presenting Best Actor at a few award shows. Casey Affleck won many Best Actor awards this year. Brie had to say Casey’s name twice and when she did, she did it with the least amount of enthusiasm as possible. I’ve seen STD results delivered with more oomph. Brie’s excitement level was set to “I’d Rather Be At The DMV On A Monday Morning” when she handed Casey the Golden Globe, and she didn’t clap when he won the Oscar. Brie meant to do all that.
I was sort of hoping that the mystery of Nicole Kidman’s clapping malfunction at the 2017 Oscars would stay a mystery until 2063 when the truth (or at least an incredibly salacious version thereof) was exposed in Hollywood Babylon XII. Sadly, the truth behind her awkward clap isn’t salacious.
According to Nicole, it was the jewelry’s fault. Nicole called in to Australia’s Kyle & Jackie O radio show this morning and was asked if her weird-ass clapping was due to the fancy rings she was wearing, and Nicole said yes. She added that she was faced with the ultimate famous person-at-an-awards-show dilemma: either clap and risk returning her jewelry all scratched-up, or not clap and look rude. Nicole obviously chose clapping, but tried really hard not to ruin the fancy ring she was loaned. Which would be why she looked like a seal struggling through a flipper spasm.
Entertainment Tonight says that Nicole was wearing 119 carats of Harry Winston jewels on Oscar night.
Nicole probably would’ve faced a famous person horror if she returned her jewelry to Harry Winston in less-than-perfect shape. Harry will tell Mr. Chopard, who will then tell Ms. Cartier, who will squeal to Barry Bulgari and Tiffany, who will text Lorraine Schwartz and Neil Lane, and so on, and so on. Before you know it, Nicole is blacklisted from every jeweler in town. And the next red carpet Nicole hits, she’ll be forced to say: “Well Giuliana, I’m wearing a lovely Open Hearts by Jane Seymour diamond pendant from Peoples.” That’s a lot worse than not getting invited.
We’re three days into Envelopeageddon, and we’ve pretty much gotten to the bottom of how La La Land was mistakenly announced as Best Picture at the Oscars over the actual winner, Moonlight. The accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers admitted that they accidentally gave Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope. PwC’s apologies still aren’t enough for Warren and he wants a full explanation of what happened on Sunday night.
We already know that the Academy’s accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ultimately are the ones to blame for the most entertaining moment of the Oscars, because one of their accountants gave Warren Beatty the Best Actress envelope instead of the Best Picture envelope. But Variety says that at the Vanity Fair party, Faye blamed herself and blurted out, “I really fucked up” And TMZ says that Faye and Warren got into a memaw vs. pepaw battle during rehearsals. They both wanted to read off the winner. Bet if they had to do it again, they’d each fight to not read that mess.