1. Last night at the Oscars, the award for Best Picture was incorrectly given to “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight”
The last award of the evening, the award for Best Picture, was originally given to “La La Land” but midway through the production team’s acceptance speech it was discovered that the award was actually intended for “Moonlight.”
“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz informed the audience of the mix-up saying: “There’s a mistake. ‘Moonlight’ you’ve won best picture,This is not a joke. Come up here.”
Eventually Horowitz showed the confused crowd the card intended for Best Picture, which clearly revealed “Moonlight” as the Best Picture.
Kimmel joked: “Guys. This is very unfortunate, what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.”
Warren Beatty, one of the presenters of the award has taken a while before reading the card, looking off stage and at his co-presenter Faye Dunaway. After the mix up he said into the mic:
“I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope, and it said: Emma Stone, ‘La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
And Neil Patrick Harris pointed out on Twitter, that the actual envelope they had read from had written on it: Actress in a Leading Role.
2. Emma Stone won the Oscar for Best Actress for “La La Land” and Casey Affleck took home the Oscar for Best Actor for “Manchester by the Sea”
Other award winners included Damien Chazelle as Director of “La La Land”, Viola Davis as supporting actress in “Fences”, and Mahershala Ali as supporting actor in “Moonlight”
3. Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Donald Trump throughout the show, and even brought Meryl Streep into it
Kimmel joked about Meryl Streep being an overrated actress during his opening monologue saying:
“We’re here to honor the actors who seem great, but actually really aren’t. And of all the ‘great’ actors here in Hollywood, one in particular has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances … Meryl Streep has phoned it for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career.”
Streep who was sitting front row during the show laughed along during the bit.
Kimmel also landed several clever bits throughout the show, including escorting an unsuspecting Hollywood tour through the front of the Dolby Theater while the Oscars were taking place.
4. Casey Affleck has said he is ready to take a break once he is finished shooting “Light of My Life”
Affleck talked about his interest in a break before his Oscars win last night, saying:
“I am in the middle of doing a movie now that I would like to finish … and then I’ll just take it easy for a little while,”
He also spoke about the Oscars just a bit before them saying:
“It’s easy to be dismissive or mock entertainment awards shows, but I do not feel that way. I just hope Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t make fun of me too much.”
5. Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery
The Emmy-winning actor died at the age of 61 because of complications caused by surgery.
Paxton was well known for the television drama “Big Love,” as well as movies including “Titanic,” “Twister,” and “Apollo 13.”
6. Lin-Manuel Miranda decided to get his tux for the Oscars at the same place he got his tux for his prom
Lin-Manuel said while on the Oscars red carpet: “I got my tux at San Marko in Yonkers, New York, where I got my prom tux in 1998,”
7. KFC is now promoting a “Clean Eating” meal that will hit restaurants soon
KFC’s new Cauliflower and Kale Burger is a dramatic change from the chicken chain’s usual options, but KFC has said it’s supposed to hit restaurants soon.