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Good Guy Jordan Horowitz Corrects Best Picture Mistake During Live Oscar 2017 Broadcast

Good Guy Jordan Horowitz Corrects Best Picture Mistake During Live Oscar 2017 Broadcast

In a shocking, heartbreaking and exciting moment — depending on what movie you were a part of — La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz corrects a giant Oscar mix-up at at the 2017 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

After Warren Beatty opened his cue card and called La La Land as the winner in the Best Picture Category, the movie’s producers proceeded to give their speeches.

But, suddenly, Jordan rushed to the mic and abruptly cut in, letting millions of live viewers know that the wrong movie had been announced.

“Guys, I’m sorry no – there’s a mistake,” he announced. “Moonlight, you won best picture. This is not a joke. This is not a joke, Moonlight has won Best Picture.”

Keeping calm, cool and classy in what had to have been heartbreaking moment for him, 37-year-old Jordan said, “I’m going to be really proud to hand this to my friends at Moonlight.”

The cast of Moonlight then took to the stage to have their victory.

On some level, it’s really Jordan for the win. Watch the video here.

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  • Dee

    I dont think it was a mistake

  • DEADP00L

    I am so glad Jordan refused to stomach that BS and called it out. That’s integrity in action.

    They were playing along some must have seen the mistake and stayed silent but he just wouldn’t. That’s how I see it.

    Good guy. This is how you build bridges.

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  • Lanes

    I actually think he was a bit of a jerk to snatch the card out of Warrens hand. It’s not his fault. He read what he was given.

  • Danae

    That part was rather rude, that’s true. But also, there’s something that strikes me every year – these “presenters” cannot even make so much effort to learn two or three lines to introduce the nominees (thank God memorising text is not a part of their job). If something seems to be wrong, why not express your concern? It’s a perfect show but people are only human and make mistakes. This has just happened and had they stated clearly that it’s not the proper envelope, I guess someone would have reacted.

    Apart from that snatching thing he handled it quite right – cleared the confusion and invited the Moonlight cast & crew on the stage. Better than Jimmy Kimmel, not every situation calls for a bad (unscripted) joke.

  • Danae

    That part was rather rude, that’s true. But also, there’s something that strikes me every year – these “presenters” cannot even make so much effort to learn two or three lines to introduce the nominees (thank God memorising text is not a part of their job). If something seems to be wrong, why not express your concern? It’s a perfect show but people are only human and make mistakes. This has just happened and had they stated clearly that it’s not the proper envelope, I guess someone would have reacted.

    Apart from that snatching thing he handled it quite right – cleared the confusion and invited the Moonlight cast & crew on the stage. Better than Jimmy Kimmel, not every situation calls for a bad (unscripted) joke.

  • Desert hack

    He came across as a complete jerk. Sorry.

  • Zannarem

    He wasn’t the “good guy” while snatching the paper out of Warren’s hand. It wasn’t Beatty’s fault. He could have shown more class instead of a momentary tantrum. He owes Warren an apology.

  • smartgirl06

    IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST AND THERE IS NO WAY THE MOMENT AND AWARD WOULD HAVE STAYED WITH LA LA LAND–IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FIXED TO THE MOVIE MOONLIGHT AS IT WAS–BUT JORDAN HOROWITZ FELL ALL OVER HIMSELF IN TRYING TO TAKE CONTROL OF WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW HE TRIED TO RETURN THE MOMENT TO THE FILM GROUP BELONGING TO MOONLIGHT.

    I thought he was a TOTAL JERK for the way he entirely acted with his beyond overly-upset-response of ‘no, it’s not a joke’ like he was admonishing a group of kids who did something wrong and was trying to put them back in line.

    It was too much and over played and he sounded like a jerk and Warren Beatty did nothing wrong per se–he did what he thought he should and did not need to be lectured to by someone who seemed OVER EAGER to OVER RESPOND to the oscarsowhite of last year in over-placating as a white man to a black film.

  • Jimmy Jamm

    Grabbing the card out of old Warren’s hand was very aggressive and demeaning to the venerable Mr. Beatty. I wish someone would have punched the bald headed fat putz.

  • Jimmy Jamm

    Well maybe you like to a old people be abused, not me.

  • OmarComin’

    I would love to see him do that to Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn or Sylvester Stallone and see what happens to the fat, bald, cowardly, money grubbing jew.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/giosimmer Giovana

    He wasn’t a “good guy” at all! Not only was it NOT HIS PLACE to grab the mic and announce the mistake, it was extremely rude of him to snatch that card out of (79 year-old) Warren Beatty’s hands. We was obnoxious and disrespectful.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/giosimmer Giovana

    He wasn’t a “good guy” at all! Not only was it NOT HIS PLACE to grab the mic and announce the mistake, it was extremely rude of him to snatch that card out of (79 year-old) Warren Beatty’s hands. We was obnoxious and disrespectful.

  • Noirlander

    That was rude and demeaning how he snatched the card away from Beatty. I don’t care if it was in the heat of the moment. He owes him an apology.

  • DEADP00L

    What abuse?! Boy, we have a 70 year old POTUS, most of the Congress are a bunch of old farts who command our troops, our foreign and domestic policy and our legislation ie whether we live in a time of peace or war, stability and future prospects.

    Sorry, if you have a problem with people who wont accept age as a reason to screw people over and have a right to set their fukery straight.

    As if being old is some how a ‘get out of jail’ free card. Nah, if they can command the high offices, then we get to call them out.

    Don’t you try pulling that BS.

  • DEADP00L

    No Warren is totally at fault for making Beatty take the fall for his obvious Fkery.

    He had it in his own hand and didnt even bother to look.

  • Zannarem

    BS – it was PWC’s fault. An almost 80 year old man who is a “presenter” only is supposed to be responsible? please.

  • Light

    Ditto. Testy, brittle, bitchy, incredibly rude–Jordan Horowitz obviously a dork.

  • Light

    You need to take another look at this and consider rethinking your admiration for Horowitz.

  • Light

    Rudeness is ageless. And Horowitz was worse than rude, he treated Beatty as if he was an object, not a living creature.

  • Light

    You call him Jordan? Are you close, or at least feel close to him? Does he call you Deadpool, or by another pet name?

  • DEADP00L

    you can call me Dead.

  • DEADP00L

    How was not even bother to read the card right and doing all that two an entire cast of people not rude to you?

    If you understood the anxiety of moments like that you would understand how absurd you sound.

    Its like being told you won at the Olympics, you get on stage, you got the medal and then somebody goes – oopsy nah you didnt win. Sorry but the last thing you are going to be thinking about is how the guy that did that to you feels.

  • DEADP00L

    Nope.

  • Light

    Si. You do. You are stuck on what you believe is a principle and you ignore reality. I will pray for you.

  • Light

    Poolie? And you call him Jordie? Tell us. We care.

  • DEADP00L

    Now I definitely dont give a crap.

  • Light

    Predictably and fittingly. Bon chance, demon.

  • DEADP00L

    The only demons in existence are in your head.

  • Bobo Lobo

    He was, as the kids these days say, extremely salty. I have no idea why this article paints him as being honorable and virtuous. Sure, he may have tried to take it in stride, but his heartbreak and anger was bleeding through. He was being passive-aggressive in the way he just took control, making the corrections, snatching the card out of Beatty’s hands, shoving the card into the camera’s, etc.

    He wasn’t the good guy. He may have tried but he just ended up looking like a jerk.

  • No Gu

    Totally agree! Jordan did that absolutly right!! All the bullshit here said – people and their poor judgement…!
    There were no time left, all standing around and doing NOTHING but he handled the situation quite well and FAST, which was needed because all wanted to left stage after last speech and after all nobody else (not even Faye – SHE announced the wrong movie not Warren!) had the clarity and courage to tell anybody that there’s something wrong! THIS is poor then!
    And grabbing a cue card out of an old mans hand isn’t abuse, please! Warren is old enough to take that, not a little kid! Don’t judge people here beeing emotionally too sensitive for such a thing – because THATs what you all are doing here! Babysitting Warren – not ok, I would say! Nobody else then Jordan had the guts and flexibility to clear that thing fast enough! But you people here can’t see it…

    After all: still not clear to me if there really was a wrong cue card as Warren told everybody – when it says here in this article (wrong anyway: Faye announced the movie!!) that Jordan grabbed the original out – and then hold it into camera to let us all know what movie was the winner. Question:
    Were there TWO cue cards then on stage at that point – right and wrong one – or did Warren lied to us with his explanation?? I can’t imagine that. So what really happened?

  • No Gu

    Too sensitive here – you all are! – and poor judgement of the whole situation and factor of no TIME left!!
    He HAD to act FAST and did it well! He was the ONLY ONEdoing anything against that big mistake!!

  • No Gu

    Totally agree with Deadpool here! Jordan did that absolutly right!! All the bullshit here said – people and their poor judgement…!
    There were no time left, all standing around and doing NOTHING but he handled the situation quite well and FAST, which was needed because all wanted to left stage after last speech and after all nobody else (not even Faye – SHE announced the wrong movie not Warren!) had the clarity and courage to tell anybody that there’s something wrong! THIS is poor then!
    And grabbing a cue card out of an old mans hand isn’t abuse, please! Warren is old enough to take that, not a little kid! Don’t judge people here beeing emotionally too sensitive for such a thing – because THATs what you all are doing here! Babysitting Warren – not ok, I would say! Nobody else then Jordan had the guts and flexibility to clear that thing fast enough! But you people here can’t see it…

    After all: still not clear to me if there really was a wrong cue card as Warren told everybody – when it says here in this article (wrong anyway: Faye announced the movie!!) that Jordan grabbed the original out – and then hold it into camera to let us all know what movie was the winner. Question:
    Were there TWO cue cards then on stage at that point – right and wrong one – or did Warren lied to us with his explanation?? I can’t imagine that. So what really happened EXACTLY? I saw the show but its still not 100% clear…all things going on in background.

    No (female, 50)

  • No Gu

    HE DIDNT READ ANYTHING!!!
    Faye announced it!
    Not seen the show but wanna discus it??

  • No Gu

    VERY poor (judgement) to see it like that! No words for all the bullshit here!
    Mr. Beatty is old enough to handle such thing emotionally though – be sure of that! We’re not talking about a child here!
    It’s disrespectful from YOU HERE to treat Warren, Mr. Beatty, like he woud be one!
    AND you ALL can’t see that Jordan did the only right thing what needed to be done FAST!
    Nobody else did anything – even after they knew something was wrong! That’s how mainstream people are. But people like Jordan (and myself) do what to be done and handle situations when nobody else does!
    And that’s the truth.

  • No Gu

    Jordan said that because people didnt believed it and were laughing like it was a joke!! Even Kimmel and Beatty were laughing as I had read…!
    So there was a reason for his correcting sentence “This is no joke!”.

    And the other bullshit read here from you people – no words for such wrong and real stupid messages!
    And Warren did NOTHING (but hesitating!) – once more: Faye did!!!!! You didn’t see the show but try to discuss it?! Really?

  • No Gu

    Really?? You are the one who ignores reality here! Perhaps you should pray for yourself, seeing better through it!
    Read MY comments here – and think it through again!
    You want to treat people perfectly right in all situations – yeah, that’s a good thing! BUT see the whole big picture than first, pls! Nearly 80yrs old is a reason for you to ‘babysit’ a man instead of seeing what happened TO ALL OTHER PEOPLE ON STAGE?
    Warren Beaty is an adult enough, he can handle that emotionally, for sure – and THERE WAS NO TIME TO MAKE IT PERFECTLY SENSITIVE for one person caring while everything was falling apart and was nearly too late at all!
    CAN’T YOU SEE THAT?
    Sometimes treatment is just (out of situation and time limits) EFFECTIVE and necessary to be done by SOMEONE FAST ENOUGH!
    Nothing else. This is how ADULTS can see AND FEEL it when they are not so oversensitive talking things much too personally!! (Like not-grown-ups or oversensitive, too EMOTIONAL people these days often are, sadly.)

  • No Gu

    Now I know for sure what happened exactly:
    (PWC was…)

    “http://movies.ndtv.com/hollywood/oscars-2017-why-both-pwc-accountants-have-been-banned-from-future-shows-1665697

  • No Gu

    To be exact here, Warren didn’t announce anything but Faye did! Both didn’t check in time that the envelope was clearly the wrong one (“best actress” instead of best movie!), only Warren hesitated without talking to Faye about it – which was WRONG in first place!
    Faye, who ANNOUNCED THE WRONG MOVIE THEN didn’t checked anything at all…second failure!

    But the big part in failures took PWC – read for yourself:

    http://movies.ndtv.com/hollywood/oscars-2017-why-both-pwc-accountants-have-been-banned-from-future-shows-1665697

  • Light

    He was testy. He didn’t need to jerk the envelope out of Mr. Beatty’s hands. He could have allowed a couple more split seconds and politely taken it with an “I’ll handle this now” gesture. The way did it was insulting. In a way, he insulted the whole film industry with his impatience, given Warren Beatty’s great contributions as actor, director, and producer.