NEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) — Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar’s best picture winner.
Dunaway tells NBC’s Lester Holt she thought Beatty was stalling for effect.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Girl Dead, Woman Wounded in Friday-Evening Shooting in San Francisco
Dunaway read “La La Land” as best picture winner rather than “Moonlight” after PwC partner Brian Cullinan mistakenly handed them the back-up envelope for Actress in a Leading Role instead of the envelope for Best Picture.READ MORE: Belmont Police Search for Missing Woman and Her 3-Year-Old Son
She says she read the movie’s title on the card but didn’t notice Emma Stone’s name.
Dunaway says she felt “completely stunned” and later felt guilty because she thought she could have done something to prevent the debacle.MORE NEWS: Grass Fire That Burned 15 Acres on Altamont Pass Slows Traffic for Hours
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