Being ushered onto the Oscars stage surfing a wave of Best Picture euphoria only to be quickly and unceremoniously beached is the stuff of thespian nightmares, but Emma Stone has lived through it happening for real.
Predictably, the cringeworthy Academy snafu was not a highlight of #EmmaStone's career and the newly crowned Best Actress told the press the embarrassing on stage confusion was:
"One of the most horrible moments of my life. Wow! It was just so horrible."
Although Emma was candid enough to acknowledge that being part of such a chaotic and disappointing moment was "horrible," she also made it clear that she had no bad feelings at all toward Moonlight when questioned during her backstage interview:
"I fucking love 'Moonight.' God I love 'Moonlight' so much. I'm so excited for 'Moonlight' and, of course, you know, it was an amazing thing to hear 'La La Land,' I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture, but we are so excited for 'Moonlight.' I think it's one of the best films of all time."
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Watch Stone's emotional seven minute backstage interview below, you've got to hand it to her for handling things with such sportsmanship while being thrust into the camera flashes:
If you have been living under a pebble for a few days, the mix up was blamed on Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway being given the wrong envelope that contained Emma Stone's Best Actress win for La La Land instead of the Best Picture result.
According to The Daily Mail, Warren Beatty was so terrified he would be blamed for the snafu that he held onto the envelope for as long as possible after the mix up. Faye Dunaway, however, took a more relaxed approach and shrugged off the disaster simply telling the press:
"It wasn't my fault"
Technically, Faye was totally right. Since the cringeworthy kerfuffle over the Miss Universe style disaster, the accountants who tally up the Oscars votes (PricewaterhouseCoopers) have taken to fall. Ouch.
Do you think you could have handled this hot mess as well as Emma Stone did?
(Source: The Daily Mail)