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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins delivered a short and sweet acceptance speech after winning Best Picture during Sunday night’s Academy Awards, but what we are now learning is that the speech almost didn’t happen.

On Monday night, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel addressed the final moments of the show when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture.

As we all saw, commotion instantly plagued the stage after producers from La La Land accepted the biggest award of the night that oops, actually belonged to Moonlight.

After the real winner was revealed, Jenkins and company jumped up on stage to accept the coveted trophy. But according to Kimmel, it was Denzel who reminded the late night talk show host to let Barry give his very well deserved acceptance speech.

“Barry Jenkins is standing behind me and Denzel wants me to get him to the microphone to make a speech, which makes sense,” Jimmy said.

According to reports, the mix-up happened because Warren was given the duplicate copy of the Best Actress winner (Emma Stone, La La Land), which was announced just before Warren and Faye announced Best Picture.

Watch below to hear Jimmy’s full recount of how Sunday night’s mishap went down.

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Hold Up! Christina Aguilera Swung On Pink In A Club



Pink and Christina Aguilera have made amends since their beefing years ago. But fans are now learning their early career drama almost turned physical.

During Pink’s recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, she admitted that during the height of their feud, Christina tried to hit her. “She swung on me,” she said during a round of Please the 5th. “Hilarious. I was like what’s happening right now.”

As for what initially sparked the feud, Pink suggested, “We were super young and super new at the whole thing. She’s an alpha, I’m an alpha.”

But years after despising each other, the pair made up while on NBC’s The Voice. “She’s so talented, she’s a really sweet person. We made up on The Voice. I hadn’t seen her in years and years an years. We became moms, we grew up, we hugged it out.”

Christina has not responded to Pink’s recent confession, but we sure hope she does.

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