‘Moonlight’ Oscars Flub and 9 More Humiliating Live TV Mistakes (Video)

Best Picture error is arguably biggest in history, but its far from first

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“La La Land” Wins Then Loses to “Moonlight”:

At the 2017 Academy Awards, Faye Dunaway mistakenly named “La La Land” as the Best Picture winner. The real winner was “Moonlight,” in what’s being dubbed the biggest Oscar flub of all time. Take a stroll down live TV memory lane and revisit the most humiliating mistakes in history:

Metallica-Lady Gaga Grammys Duet Fail:

Metallica frontman James Hetfield was said to be “livid” after his microphone glitches out during a fiery duet with Lady Gaga at the 2017 Grammys.

Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve Disaster:

The songstress failed to belt out her hit “Emotion” when, according to her, her audio equipment malfunctioned.

Steve Harvey Crowns Wrong Miss Universe:

Host Steve Harvey made a huge flub at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant when he mistakenly announced Miss Philippines the winner, only to have to take it back minutes later.

“Adele Dazeem”:

At the 2014 Oscars, John Travolta struggled with his introduction of Idina Menzel, calling her Adele Dazeem. The moment quickly went viral, with the duo parodying the moment at the 2015 show.

“Oprah, Uma. Uma, Oprah.”:

David Letterman opened his turn as host of the 1995 Oscars by cracking a joke about Uma Thurman and Oprah Winfrey. The awkward moment has since gone down as one of the most iconic moments in the award show’s history.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs Nominates “Dick Poop”:

When announcing the 2015 Oscar nominees, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs stumbled over Dick Pope’s extremely complicated name, calling him “Dick Poop.”

Australia’s Next, “Next Top Model”:

Before Steve Harvey, there was “Australia’s Next Top Model” host Sarah Murdoch. After announcing the winner of Season 6, Murdoch had to recant when a giant picture of the other contestant appeared on the screen behind her. “I don’t know what to say right now … I’m feeling a bit sick about this,” she said.

“X Factor” Almost Sends the Wrong Contestant Home:

“X Factor” host Olly Murs had an embarrassing moment when he prematurely announced the elimination of a contestant. Despite his repeated apologies, fans didn’t hesitate to call for him to be fired.

Michael Jackson Artist of the Millennium:

When the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards coincided with Michael Jackson’s birthday, the network decided to honor him with a cake presented by Britney Spears. But when the pop star referred to him as the “artist of the millennium,” Jackson misunderstood and gave an acceptance speech for the imaginary award.