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.
READ MORE: No Rain In Forecast; Dry January Returns San Francisco To Parched Conditions
Dunaway tells NBC’s Lester Holt she thought Beatty was stalling for effect.
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: One Dead In Crash, Fire Involving Big-Rig On Eastbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
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.
TM and © Copyright 2017 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten. The Associated Press contributed to this report.MORE NEWS: COVID: Marin County Begins Easing Rules As Omicron Surge Likely Peaking