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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.

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