They're Back: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway to Present Oscars Best Picture

They're Back: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway to Present Oscars Best Picture

Instead, it's now been announced, the Best Actress award will be presented by Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster, with Jane Fonda and Meryl Streep presenting the Best Actor award.

For a film academy that had weathered two years of #OscarsSoWhite controversy and now finds itself trying to navigate the #MeToo moment, this was a singular crisis it could never have seen coming.

Our Oscar sources tell us Warren and Faye both just showed up at the Dolby Theatre and rehearsed the big moment.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are getting a shot at redemption after last year's epic Best Picture gaffe.

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Announcing La La Land as Best Picture, the pair had been given the wrong envelope to announce the prize, leading Oscar producers to run onto the stage midway-through the acceptance speeches to unveil Moonlight as the real victor. That's when the La La Land cast and crew took the stage, the heartfelt speeches started being tearfully delivered, and the TV stage manager rushed to the podium to notify everyone that Moonlight had actually won best picture, not them.

"That's why I looked at Faye for a really long time", Beatty said at the time.

And hey, accepting Best Picture twice? "This is not a joke".

I don't blame Beatty and Dunaway for wanting a do-over. First, the accountants who worked past year will not be back.

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As you probably remember, Warren and Faye came under fire when they read what was reportedly the wrong envelope.

"The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected", a PricewaterhouseCoopers statement read at the time. "Oh no. Oh my God, I think they gave the wrong award, '" Damon said.

Glenn Weiss, the director of last year's Oscars telecast, is also returning this year.

Working on the Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, American Music Awards, BET Awards, Super Bowl halftime show, and New Year's Rockin' Eve, Weiss thought he'd seen it all over a 30-year career.

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