HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Was it you, Leo?(Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

People have noticed one very important thing about that whole Warren Beatty / La La Land gaffe.

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And now it has spawned a conspiracy theory – that Leonardo DiCaprio just sabotaged the 2017 Oscars.

When Warren Beatty’s epic mistake was uncovered – that he’d announced La La Land to have won the Best Picture award instead of the real winner, Moonlight – the veteran actor blamed the card he was reading, citing the fact it had Emma Stone’s name written on it, and saying that made him think La La Land had won.

US actor Warren Beatty (C) shows the card reading Best Film 'Moonlight" next to "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz (L) and host Jimmy Kimmel after mistakingly reading "La La Land" initially at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz corrected the mistake (Picture: Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma Stone had been announced as the winner of the Best Actress award moments before, and people noticed that Leo had been seen walking off stage with the red card under his arm.

And thus, the conspiracy theory was born.

Having waited for his gong for a couple of decades, could Leo have decided to play a little prank on the Academy? Surely not?!

Neil Patrick  Harris even tweeted an image of the envelope Warren Beatty had opened, and it read ‘Best Actress In A Leading Role’:

Well, not to pour water on this theory (we’re loving this theory, tbh), Emma Stone has admitted that she actually had the card the whole time, throwing this whole thing wide open.

She told the press in the winner’s room: ‘I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card that entire time, so whatever story… I don’t mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card.’

‘So, I’m not sure that happened.’


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