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Moonlight's Barry Jenkins & La La Land's Damien Chazelle Weigh In on Best Picture Mess Up

La La Land director Damien Chazelle and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, both Oscar winners, take the cover of Variety‘s new issue.

Here’s what they shared about the now-infamous La La Land/Moonlight Best Picture mix-up:

Barry, on the major fail: “It’s messy, but it’s kind of gorgeous…You have these two groups of people who came together for a second. There’s a picture with me hugging Jordan (Horowitz, a producer of “La La Land”) and Adele (Romanski, producer of ‘Moonlight’) has her arm on his shoulder. That’s what the moment was.”

Damien, on the mess up: “Everything looked so energized, I, at first thought there was some kind of prank going on.”

For more from the two directors, visit Variety.com.

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'Moonlight' Team Accepts Best Picture After Wrong Winner Announced in Huge Oscars Mistake (Video)

Barry Jenkins and Moonlight producer Adele Romanski accept their awards for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The Moonlight team accepted the award after the wrong winner was announced in a huge mistake. The wrong envelope was given to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway and they instead re-announced the winner for Best Actress, which went to La La Land‘s Emma Stone.

“Even in my dreams this could not be true. But to hell with dreams, I’m done with it, because this is true. Oh my goodness,” Barry, the film’s director and screenwriter, said. “And I have to say, it is true, it’s not fake. We’ve been on the road with these guys for so long and that was so gracious, so generous of them. My love to La La Land.”

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Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins Wins at Oscars 2017, Gets Standing Ovation!

Barry Jenkins and co-writer Tarell Alvin McCraney hit the stage to accept their award at the 2017 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The Moonlight writers won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for their work on the film. Barry, who directed the indie hit, adapted the script for Tarell‘s play.

“All you people who feel like there’s no mirror for you… we have your back… for the next 4 years we won’t forget you,” Barry said during the speech.

“This goes out to all those black and brown boys, girls and non-gender conforming who don’t see themselves… this is for you,” Tarell added.

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Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, & 'Moonlight' Stars Win Best Ensemble at Spirit Awards 2017!

Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae stun on the blue carpet at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday afternoon (February 25) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The ladies were joined at the event by Moonlight co-stars Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Jaden Piner, and Jharrel Jermone, as well as writer-director Barry Jenkins.

The director and cast are being honored with the Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble at the event this afternoon.

Moonlight is up for a bunch of awards at the Oscars this weekend as well!

FYI: Naomie is wearing a Chanel dress, a Lee Savage clutch, and Piaget jewelry. Janelle is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo outfit, Piaget jewelry, and an Emm Kuo clutch. Trevante is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. Mahershala is wearing Prada.

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Janelle Monae Wins Best Breakout Performance At 2017 AAFCA Awards!

Moonlight and Hidden Figures are continuing their award ceremony sweep!

Star of both flicks Janelle Monae and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins stepped out together at the 2017 The African-American Film Critics Association Awards held at the Taglyan Complex on Wednesday (February 8) in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Janelle Monae

While at the award ceremony, Janelle was honored with the Best Breakout Performance Award for her roles in Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Moonlight also took the big awards of the night with Best Picture, Best Independent Film and Best Director for Barry, 37.

Also in attendance at the event was Sanaa Lathan and Kendrick Sampson.

Earlier this week, Janelle stopped by Conan and confirmed once and for all that Conan O’Brien‘s pompadour is not a lace front – Check out the clip below!


Janelle Monáe Gets Her Hands On Conan’s Pompadour

15+ pictures inside of Janelle Monae and others at the 2017 AAFCA AwardsMore Here! »

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Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, & Octavia Spencer Attend Oscars Luncheon 2017

Naomie Harris, Ruth Negga, and Octavia Spencer step out on the red carpet at the 2017 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (February 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Naomie, Mahershala Ali, and director Barry Jenkins represented Moonlight, Ruth represented Loving, and Octavia and Pharrell Williams represented Hidden Figures at the big annual event before the Oscars.

This year, the Academy Awards are set to air on February 26, 2017. Be sure to tune in!

FYI: Naomie is wearing a Bottega Veneta dress, Rene Caovilla shoes, Edie Parker clutch, Graziella Gems ear cuff and ring, and Rachel Katz rings. More Here! »

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Amy Adams Attends Directors Guild of America Awards 2017

Amy Adams strikes a pose while arriving at the 2017 Directors Guild of America Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (February 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 42-year-old actress was joined by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins and actors Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Alex Hibbert.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Amy Adams

Also in attendance was Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Barry was nominated for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in
Feature Film, but lost out to La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle.

FYI: Amy is wearing an Ulyana Sergeenko dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, Max Mara clutch, and Neil Lane jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Amy Adams and more at the DGA Awards…More Here! »

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