Emma Stone took home her first Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday night for her work in the hit musical La La Land. Things took a turn at the end of the night, though, when La La Land was mistakenly awarded the prestigious Best Picture award instead of Moonlight. Stone, along with everybody else who worked on the film, were already on stage giving acceptance speeches when the blunder was realized. The cast and crew of La La Land had to hand their statues over to those who made Moonlight. Even though everybody handled the terribly unfortunate situation pretty well, there's no denying that it was pretty awkward.
Stone was asked about the blunder in a post show interview and she was classy AF about the whole thing. "I'm an actor. I've always dreamt of this kind of thing," the 28-year-old actress told the press about her own Oscar. She then went on to address the Best Picture snafu and her happiness for her peers. "I f***ing love Moonlight. God, I love Moonlight so much. I'm so excited for Moonlight. Of course, it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land. I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture, but we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it's one of the best films of all time."
At the end of her comments, Stone pointed out that she was holding her Best Actress winners card the entire time. "I don't mean to start stuff," she said with a pointed look, "but whatever story that was, I had that card." While she did have the card that was presented to her when she won, it turns out there are actually two winners cards for each category. Even though she did have her card, Warren Beatty was still handed the incorrect card and the awkward gaffe was able to occur.