Well, That Was Awkward. 'La La Land' Didn't Win Best Picture After All05:35
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The casts of "Moonlight" and "La La Land" appear on stage as presenter Warren Beatty (center) shows the winner's envelope for Best Picture. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
The casts of "Moonlight" and "La La Land" appear on stage as presenter Warren Beatty (center) shows the winner's envelope for Best Picture. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Sunday night's Best Picture blunder at the Oscars is being called one of the most awkward moments in the history of live television.

Presenters at the Academy Awards incorrectly announced that "La La Land" had won the trophy when it was "Moonlight" that had actually been the winning nominee.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson (@DKThomp) about what happened and why.

Correction: The 1982 college football game featuring the famous moment known as "The Play" happened during a game between the teams of Stanford and UC Berkeley. A previous version of the audio atop this post incorrectly named the teams.

This segment aired on February 27, 2017.

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