The big Oscars flub

By Fort Yerro

IT WAS the most awkward two minutes and 22 seconds in Oscars history. In that brief episode, the final moments of the Academy Awards night became a theater of confusion and anxiety. The people on stage were standing about with perplexed looks, trying to figure out what the hell was happening.

I’m sure that by now you’ve seen The Great Oscars Flub. It’s being played again and again on television. You can catch it on Facebook and YouTube. And of course you’ve read the tsunami of reactions it elicited on Twitter.

The envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture is held up by “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

But let me give you a recap. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty come on stage to present the Oscar for best movie, which is the night’s finale. After the short videos introducing the nominees, Beattyis handed the red envelope bearing the winner’s name. Read more…