The photographer who saw the Oscars screwup go down reveals what happened behind the scenes
It’s been days since the 2017 Oscars, but we’re all still talking about the awards show because of that massive confusion around the announcement of the best-picture winner.
Every day, there’s a new development in the story of the blunder known as #EnvelopeGate, in which the wrong envelope was handed to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who mistakenly announced “La La Land” before “Moonlight” rightfully took the award.
Variety published telling backstage images with a timeline on Wednesday, showing how a duplicate envelope for Emma Stone’s best-actress win for “La La Land” got into Beatty’s hands, leading to his confusion and the mistaken announcement of that film as the best picture instead of “Moonlight.”
Andrew H. Walker, the Shutterstock photographer who took those backstage photos, talked to Business Insider on Thursday about what he saw.
H. Walker/REX/Shutterstock, Business Insider
Walker has been working as a photographer for high-profile…