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Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019

Oscar 2017 goof-up: Manoj N Shyamalan jokes he directed the twist in the end

Indian-origin Hollywood director Manoj Night Shyamalan has reacted to the goof up at the Oscars by Warren Beatty. Known for the twist endings in his film, Shyamalan jokingly said that he had a hand in directing the “weird” ending.

hollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2017 15:43 IST
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Presenter Warren Beatty holds the award envelope.
Presenter Warren Beatty holds the award envelope.(Reuters)

Filmmaker M Night Shyamalan known for his twist endings, has jokingly said that the bizarre goof-up during the best picture announcement at the 89th Academy Awards was directed by him. La La Land, which won six trophies including best director and actress, was incorrectly declared the best picture winner by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at the Oscars ceremony.

Watch: The great goof-up

However, during the their victory speech, one of the producers Jordan Horowitz, realised the mistake and announced that the award actually belonged to Moonlight. Minutes after the correct announcement, Twitter was flooded with hilarious posts which suggested that Shyamalan had a hand in directing the last leg of the ceremony which was “weird”.

To which, the 46-year-old director said,

Some of the posts by Twitter users were really funny.

First Published: Feb 27, 2017 15:42 IST

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