Al Pacino’s Oscars Slip-up: A Hilarious Moment at the Awards

The Oscars wouldn’t be complete without a little on-stage mishap, right? And this year was no exception. The legendary actor Al Pacino made a big blunder when he prematurely announced the winner of the Best Picture category at the 96th Academy Awards. Some are even calling it the biggest mistake since the famous La La Land/Moonlight mix-up of 2016.

Now, if you’re familiar with award shows, you know there’s a standard procedure for presenting the awards. The presenter, usually a well-known figure in the industry, starts by announcing the nominees. This not only reminds everyone who’s in the running but also gives each nominee their rightful recognition.

But last night, Al Pacino skipped over that important part and went straight to opening the envelope and declaring Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” as the winner of the Best Picture category. It was a major blunder, considering that Best Picture is considered one of the most prestigious awards of the night.

“Oppenheimer” also won six other awards, including Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor. Despite the mistake, people on the internet couldn’t help but find humor in it. One person even joked that it was a “Master class” in creating a La La Land/Moonlight moment while still reading the right name.

But let’s not forget the infamous La La Land/Moonlight mix-up from 2016 when the wrong winner was announced live on stage. The confusion happened because the announcer was given the envelope for Best Actress instead of Best Picture. It was an embarrassing moment that interrupted acceptance speeches and caused chaos.

So, did you watch this year’s Academy Awards? What was your favorite moment? Share your thoughts!