Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are getting a shot at redemption after last year’s epic Best Picture gaffe. The two acting legends are set to return to the Dolby Theater during the Oscars this year to present Best Picture, TMZ reports. Beatty and Dunaway have been spotted at the Dolby rehearsing jokes that directly call out last year’s flub.
According to sources, the writers of the 90th Academy Awards are still tinkering with the lines Beatty and Dunaway will say. During rehearsal, Dunaway was heard saying, “Presenting is better the second time around.” Beatty soon followed with the joke, “The winner is ‘Gone with the Wind.'”
Dunaway and Beatty took the Oscars stage last year to present Best Picture in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Bonnie and Clyde.” The pair were given the wrong category envelope and accidentally named “La La Land” the Oscar winner for Best Picture. Half way through the “La La Land” team’s victory speeches, producer Jordan Horowitz revealed that “Moonlight” was in fact the actual winner.
The 2017 Best Picture gaffe instantly became one of the most iconic Oscar moments in history. Many have assumed that returning host Jimmy Kimmel will directly address the gaffe this year. Now we know Beatty and Dunaway will be back to joke about the error as well.
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The Oscars telecast airs the Sunday, March 4, at 8pm ET on ABC.