The Oscars flub was definitely the flub heard ’round the world — even in the country universe. David Copperfield and Nancy O’Dell completely mocked the ‘La La Land’ mistake at the ACM Awards!
The best person to have on stage with you when a mistake happens? The best magician in the world, of course. David Copperfield, 60, presented the award for Song of the Year at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards with the help of Nancy O’Dell, but when they looked at the card, it read “Emma Stone, La La Land.”
Of course, this was a spoof of , when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner of Best Picture, when Moonlight was the real winner. Unfortunately for the Oscars, David wasn’t there — at the ACMs, he was able to just do a magic trick, setting the winner card on fire, and replacing it with the right name and song: Thomas Rhett‘s “Die A Happy Man.”
2017 Academy Of Country Music Awards Show Highlights: Photos
The Oscars shocker obviously became one of the most talked about moments in award show history, but it really was a mix up backstage.
“! People thought I was being dramatic but I wasn’t,” Warren, 79, told the DailyMail after the show. “There was something wrong. I showed it to Faye and she said La La Land.”
Of course the accounting firm responsible for tallying winners, PwC, also released a statement after the mixup. “We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” they said. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret this occurred. We appreciate the grace with with the nominees, the Academy, ABC and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”
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