Magazine article Screen International

Warren Beatty Seeks Explanation over Oscars Mishap

Magazine article Screen International

Warren Beatty Seeks Explanation over Oscars Mishap

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The Hollywood veteran on Tuesday asked for Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to clarify what went wrong at the best picture presentation on Sunday night.

In a statement to Associated Press on Tuesday, Beatty said: "Rather than for me to respond to questions from the press about the Academy ceremony, I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible."

Beatty was a co-presenter of the now-notorious best picture award at the 89th Academy Awards with his Bonnie And Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway.

What happened next has become the stuffof Hollywood and Oscars legend.

Beatty appeared confused when he opened the envelope and promptly handed it to Dunaway, who declared La La Land the winner. …

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