Faye Dunaway opens up about Oscars snafu
Faye Dunaway is finally opening up about ye olde Oscars mixup and she would like you to know she feels very, very bad.
The actress appeared on “NBC Nightly News” and chatted with Lester Holt to tell Middle America all about it. “[Beatty] took the card out, and he didn’t say anything,” she said. “He paused. He looked over at me, [then] offstage. He looked around. And I finally said, ‘You’re impossible.’ I thought he was joking. … Warren’s like that. He kind of holds the power and makes people — a dramatic pause. But it’s part of his charm.” I think we have different definitions of “charm,” m’lady, but OK.
After two agonizing minutes, the mistake was corrected and Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” was correctly announced. And good thing: Like Matt Prigge says, “In the age of Black Lives Matter, would this lily-white confection, in which Ryan Gosling whitesplains jazz to John Legend, steal the Best Picture trophy destined for ‘Moonlight’ — the film about a poor, gay black kid struggling to eke by?” Nope!