25 Apr 2017 05:13 PM EST
-by Trista McKenzie, Contributing Writer; Image: Faye Dunaway speaks out about the Oscars (Image Source: TODAY on YouTube)
Faye Dunaway has finally broken her silence on this year's Oscars mishap, during which she and Warren Beatty accidentally announced La La Land as Best Picture instead of Moonlight.
Dunaway spoke with Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News, revealing that she thought Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the Best Picture envelope that the duo was handed.
"We took the card out, and he didn't say anything," the 76-year-old actress recalled. "He paused, he looked over me, off stage... and I finally said, 'You're impossible!'"
"I thought he was joking," she explained. "I thought he was stalling. Warren's like that, he kind of holds the power... but it's part of his charm. I read the name of the film on the card."
During the ceremony in February, the cast and crew of Damien Chazelle's La La Land originally took the stage as they were announced as the winners of the Best Picture Oscar. Midway through their acceptance speeches, however, it was revealed that Barry Jenkins' Moonlight was the actual winner, and Beatty and Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope. The envelope they were mistakenly handed turned out to be a duplicate of the Best Actress Oscar, which had been awarded to Emma Stone for her role in La La Land.
Dunaway noted that she felt “completely stunned."
"You don't know what has happened," she explained. “I [felt] very guilty — I thought I could have done something, surely, why couldn't I have seen Emma Stone's name on the card?"
Despite the mishap and resulting confusion, the Moonlight crew graciously took the stage and accepted the award to close out the ceremony.
Caitlyn Jenner Talks about Disappointment of Donald Trump on Tucker Carlson's Revamped Show
-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Tucker Carlson with Caitlyn Jenner (Image Source: Fox News Screenshot) Surely trying to get a stellar debut for his new time slot at Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson booked known Republican Caitlyn Jenner. Despite them both having a conservative mindset, the two sparred during the show over transgender rights... Read more
Andy Cohen and Jamie Foxx Join Fox
Thursdays on Fox are going to be a giant party this summer as Andy Cohen and Jamie Foxx are set to host their own shows on the network. Love Connection and Beat Shazam, both set to premiere Thursday, May 25. Cohen will host and executive produce the highly anticipated revival of Love Connection, the relationship game show that ran from 1983-1994. Foxx... Read more
Heather Morris On DWTS Elimination
The audience inside the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom felt anything but glee over Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's shocking elimination. But the former "Glee" star is taking it all in stride. Morris told Good Morning America, "I was just happy to be there." Morris and Chmerkovskiy were the fifth couple to be eliminated this season, a move... Read more
Britt Robertson On Girlboss Character
The title character in Netflix's latest original series Girlboss is far from TV's average leading lady. Inspired by fashion mogul Sophia Amoruso and her book of the same name, the dark comedy stars Britt Robertson in the lead role. In the series, which launched Friday, Sophia is at times selfish, ruthless and "nasty" as Robertson admits to The Hollywood... Read more
'Kingsman: Golden Circle' trailer brings the action to America - CNET
The new trailer for "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is out, and this time, the British Kingsman secret organization partners up with a similar American group called Statesman. Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy, the young agent following in his father's footsteps, with Mark Strong back as Merlin and Sophie Cookson as Roxy. Joining in on the American side... Read more
NFL Draft: Five Players Who Overcame Failed NFL Combine Drug TestsMore
NFL: Where Does Adrian Peterson Fit in the New Orleans Saints Offense?More