Warren Beatty has weighed in on that now scandalous Oscars fumble which saw him and Faye Dunaway awarding the best picture esteem to the wrong film.
The Hollywood fable was at the centre of record after being handed the wrong envelope at the rite in Feb – subsequently giving the Oscar to low-pitched La La Land instead of the tangible winner, the ground-breaking play Moonlight.
But speaking to Christine Bleakley as she sat in for Lorraine Kelly, Warren – now compelling his new film Rules Don’t Apply in which he plays executive Howard Hughes – insisted: ‘It seemed kind of silly.
‘It struck me [as] kind of humorous that this moment that was so overly dramatised, you know, but then things happens.’
‘Some bad man done a mistake, gave me the wrong [envelope],’ he went on, comparing it to his new film as he said: ‘In some ways like Howard Hughes the poser about it all is kind of goofy.’
The fumble combined difficulty between Warren and his Bonnie and Clyde co-star as the pouch they were given – a transcribe best singer one – also featured Emma Stone’s name alongside that of La La Land, with the actor revelation the essence had been ‘mysterious’.
‘They just gave me the wrong pouch and I’m not ostensible to open the pouch until I’m walking out,’ he explained.
‘Then we demeanour at the envelope, we meant we demeanour at what comes out the pouch and we thought, this is mysterious, maybe it’s a misprint, but let’s not make too much out of it.
But my requirement was then to, once the pouch was open, was to palm it to Faye [Dunaway] so she could then review what was there and she did.’
The confusion was attritbuted to PriceWaterhouseCoopers reps Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz – with Cullinan handing the wrong pouch to the span before they went onstage.
The span have given been told they will not be operative on future ceremonies, nonetheless PWC will sojourn in charge of the envelopes on the night.
Meanwhile Rules Don’t Apply opens in UK cinemas on Friday.