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The Biggest Twist Ending in Movie History: Moonlight Wins the Oscar for Best Picture

La La Land won Best Picture...that is, until Moonlight won instead.

When Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came together to announce the winner of this year's Oscar for Best Picture, he stumbled. Then he said: "La La Land."

The film's producers came up on stage, gave a heartfelt acceptance speech, and then—something happened. The biggest twist ending in Hollywood: Moonlight, in fact, won Best Picture.

After Beatty explained that his card was for Emma Stone's previous win for Best Actress, he apologized. And then everyone gave the stage to the Moonlight team, who were as shocked as the rest of us watching.

Moonlight also picked up Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney).

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* Minor edits have been made by the editors.

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