February 26, 2017

Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins best picture after announcement mix-up –
Moonlight has won best picture at the Oscars – but only after an error saw La La Land initially declared the winner. The La La Land producers were in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered. PriceWaterhouseCooper, the accountancy firm responsible for counting the ballots, apologised for the mix-up. La La Land still ended up the biggest winner of the night, taking home six Oscars including a best actress award for Emma Stone. [BBC]
Emma Stone (By Disney / ABC Television Group (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons)


List of the Day –

89th Academy Award Winners (Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger))

Other News Stories –

Armed conflicts and attacks
Arts and culture
Disasters and accidents
  • Millions of residents in the Chilean capital Santiago are left without access to running water after the Maipo River is contaminated by flooding and landslides. At least four people have died in the floods. (BBC)
  • 16 people dead in northern India after a truck carrying villagers to church overturned on a mountain road. (DW)
Politics and elections

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