Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up

Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars - but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner.
The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered.
PriceWaterhouseCooper, the accountancy firm responsible for counting the ballots, apologised for the mix-up.
La La Land still ended up the biggest winner of the night, taking home six Oscars including a best actress award for Emma Stone.
Moonlight's surprise best picture win took its haul to three, the low-budget film having earlier won the adapted screenplay award and a best supporting actor prize for Mahershala Ali.
Casey Affleck was named best actor for Manchester by the Sea, while Viola Davis was named best supporting actress for Fences.
Damien Chazelle, La La Land's 32-year-old director, became the youngest film-maker to win the best director Oscar.
Acting winners
Casey Affleck - best actor, Manchester by the Sea
Emma Stone - best actress, La La Land
Mahershala Ali - best supporting actor, Moonlight
Viola Davis - best supporting actress, Fences
Yet this year's ceremony will be remembered for its closing moments, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway arrived on stage to announced the best picture winner.
Beatty had been mistakenly handed the previous winner's envelope, containing a card that said Emma Stone had won best actress for La La Land.
It was this card that Dunaway read from, mistakenly declaring La La Land to be best picture and creating what Stone later described as "the craziest Oscar moment of all time".
In a statement, PriceWaterhouseCooper "sincerely" apologised for the error, which it said was down to the presenters having "mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope".
"We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred."
Host Jimmy Kimmel said he blamed Steve Harvey for the error - a reference to Harvey's mistake in announcing the Miss Universe winner in 2015.
It was La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz who announced there had been a mistake.

"This is not a joke," he told the audience, showing the correct card. "Moonlight is best picture."
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