Al Pacino's best picture show at the Oscars left some viewers scratching their heads

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Al Pacino will present the Best Picture award during the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 10.


There was no mix of envelope in The Oscars are on SundayBut there was some confusion among the audience when Al Pacino announced “Oppenheimer” It won the Best Picture award.

The “Godfather” star revealed tonight’s grand prize winner, saying: “Ten wonderful films were nominated, but only one film will win the Best Picture award. I have to go to the envelope for that, and I will. Here she comes. And my eyes see Oppenheimer. Yes. Yes.”

Pacino's quick, casual announcement seemed to give some at the Dolby Theater pause before the audience began applauding and the orchestra began playing as the cast and crew of “Oppenheimer” made their way to the stage.

A source close to the production told CNN on Monday that as part of a “predetermined creative decision,” Pacino “was never supposed to announce the nominees” before the winner was revealed.

Instead, in an attempt to prevent the show from continuing at the end of the night, clips from several Best Picture nominees were shown throughout the Oscars broadcast. (The show ended early.) Pacino was given direction to be fairly quick on stage, according to this production source, but the way he delivered the line was just Pacino's own touch.

“The way he announced it at the end was that Al Pacino is Pacino,” that person said.

Moments before Pacino, host of the Oscars, takes the stage Jimmy Kimmel She made a joke about needing to tear up the envelope that had Emma Stone's name on it for Best Actress for Poor Things, in reference to Better image mixing 2017, when “La La Land” was mistakenly chosen as the winner before it was Announce That “Moonlight” actually won.

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Best picture: “Oppenheimer”

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Best Actress: Emma Stone for “Poor Things”

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best actor: Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”

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Best Director: Christopher Nolan “Oppenheimer”

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Best Supporting Actress: Davin Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

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Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. “Oppenheimer”

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Best Adapted Screenplay: “American fantasy”

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Best Original Screenplay: “Anatomy of a Fall”

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Best International Feature Film: “area of ​​interest”

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Best Fashion Design: “poor things”

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Best Production Design: “poor things”

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Best Cinematography: “Oppenheimer”

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Best original score: “Oppenheimer”

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Best original song: “What were you created for?” Played by Billie Eilish in the movie “Barbie”

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Best Animated Feature: “The Boy and the Heron”


Best animated short film: “The War is Over! Inspired by the music of John and Yoko”


Best live short film: “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

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Best Documentary Feature Film: “20 days in Mariupol”


Best short documentary: “Last repair shop.”

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Best Edit: “Oppenheimer”

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Best makeup and hairstyle: “poor things”

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Best sound: “area of ​​interest”


Best visual effects: “Godzilla minus one”

According to Bill Kramer, the Academy's CEO, Pacino's delivery was not a repeat of previous Oscar drama.

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“Everything went beautifully,” Kramer said. The New York Times. “He was just having fun out there.”

CNN has reached out to Pacino's representatives for comment.

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