Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; AFTER THIS WEEK'S OSCAR MIX-UP MARION McMULLEN LOOKS AT MEMORABLE GAFFES AND MISTAKES

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Smarter for 10; AFTER THIS WEEK'S OSCAR MIX-UP MARION McMULLEN LOOKS AT MEMORABLE GAFFES AND MISTAKES

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it alright on the night? 1was SUNDAY'S Oscars blunder saw La La Land wrongly announced as the best picture winner instead of Moonlight. Host Jimmy Kimmel later described it as "the weirdest TV finale since Lost" and added: "You know it's a strange night when the word envelope is trending on Twitter." The mix-up happened after Bonnie And Clyde stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong card at the ceremony.

other hiccups? 2any OH yes, unfortunately. The "alive and well" Australian film producer Jan Chapman was mistakenly included in the In Memoriam montage. Her photo was used to represent her friend, Australian costume designer Janet Patterson, a four-time Oscar nominee who died last October.

3 is beauty in the eye of the beholder? US comedian Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant and awarded the title to Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez. He then realised his mistake and Miss Colombia had to hand over the crown to the correct winner - Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.

was frozen out? 4who JOHN TRAVOLTA failed to correctly pronounce Frozen star Idina Menzel's name at the 2014 Oscars and introduced her as Adele Dazeem. Following the gaffe, she began trending on Twitter and the singer has since said Travolta inadvertently gave her a career boost.

5who's next? AUSTRALIA'S Next Top Model crowned the wrong winner in 2010. Kelsey Martinovich was in the midst of her acceptance speech when she was told the real winner was actually Amanda Ware.

hit the wrong note? 6who POP group Scooch were revealed as the UK's act for the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2007 ... but only after their rival, singer Cyndi, had been mistakenly announced first. Hosts Sir Terry Wogan and Fearne Cotton simultaneously revealed Scooch and Cyndi to be the winners. Seconds later, Fearne confirmed Scooch had won the public vote and the BBC later apologised for the live TV error. …

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