HOW HOROWITZ TOOK CON­TROL

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

IT was an em­bar­rass­ing sit­u­a­tion. La La Land pro­duc­ers Jor­dan Horowitz and Marc Platt were on stage and had just re­alised they had been awarded the Best Picture Os­car in er­ror.

Mr Horowitz marched up to the mi­cro­phone to make an an­nounce­ment. “There’s a mis­take. ‘Moon­light,’ you guys won best picture. This is not a joke.

“Come up here,” he said, mo­tion­ing with his hand.

As the au­di­ence was gasp­ing with sur­prise, Mr Horowitz — as if to as­sure them this was not fake news — held up the card just pulled from the award en­ve­lope so that the cam­eras could zoom in. “I’m go­ing to be re­ally thrilled to hand this to my friends from Moon­light,” he said.

Mr Horowitz was widely praised for his gra­cious re­sponse to the dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion. He said af­ter­wards: “It hap­pened re­ally fast. Lis­ten, I’m a pro­ducer. I gather things to­gether and I change di­rec­tions and I march things for­ward.”

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