That Oscar blooper has vindicated everyone who makes mistakes

We should not be afraid of our mistakes, because few people get to the top without making a few along the way

5th March, 2017
Jordan Horowitz shows the envelope revealing Moonlight as the winner of best picture at the Oscars last week, alongside Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel Picture: AP

In the run-up to last week’s Oscars ceremony, Jordan Horowitz, the producer of La La Land, must have considered dozens of memorable ways to conclude what he imagined might be his winning acceptance speech. However, “This is not a joke, come up here. Moonlight has won best picture,” was unlikely to have been one of them.

Despite the media frenzy which followed, the opening of the wrong envelope for the best...

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