Faye Dunaway reflects on 2017 Oscars Best Picture flub

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Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who read out "La La Land" instead of "Moonlight" as Best Picture victor last year, once again presented the top honour this year.

As important, the famously-uptight Academy has embraced last year's fantastic gaffe.

"The Oscar Experience", Circle Cinema's annual Academy Awards party on the big screen, will feature a red carpet, photo ops, food and drinks, Oscar ballots and prize giveaways, with host Erin Christy leading the festivities, beginning with red-carpet introduction at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. You will be once you've surveyed our Academy Award viewing guide. She began by saying, "Presenting is better the second time around", Beatty followed up with, "The victor is 'Gone with the Wind'".

Hopefully no one messes up this time! "This year when you hear your name called, don't get up right away", Kimmel told the nominees. Of course, this time around, the award was presented without a hitch - though she says Beatty briefly struggling with the envelope did give her a bit of pause!

Beatty was masterful and poised in a situation you could neverprepare for.

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As for the host who had to deal with it all, Jimmy Kimmel still has nightmares about the whole thing.

Now they're returning to make up for their mistake, and possibly make a jab or two at last year's historic gaffe.

Dunaway, 77, and Beatty, 80, gave viewers one of the most memorable Oscar nights ever in 2017 when Beatty took a look at the card, seemed to be unclear about what he saw, and handed the card to Dunaway, who saw the words La La Land and pronounced it best picture victor instead of Moonlight.

The "scandal" became known as "envelopegate", with accounting firm PricewaterHouseCoopers revealing that one of their partners handed the Hollywood legends the wrong envelope.

It was hard to miss the large, black envelopes stamped with giant, gold lettering, which was also in all caps in case anyone needed extra help making out the writing.