Al Pacino Finally Talks About The Oscars 2024 Best Picture Announcement Incident  

Al Pacino finally addressed his blunder at this year's Oscars. When he announced Oppenheimer as the winner of the biggest category of the event, the actor said he was doing so per the producers of the Oscars' orders, failing to mention any of the other best picture contenders.

As is customary, Pacino, the last presenter of the Oscars evening, declared Oppenheimer the winner of best picture without revealing the entire list of candidates.  

Al Pacino opened the winners' envelope without first announcing the ten movies that were nominated for Best Picture.   

Pacino, 83, broke with convention by not summarizing the 10 nominees in the category before revealing the winner.  

"It's finally here. And Oppenheimer is visible to my eyes," he said.   

Variety and CNN stated that Pacino released a statement claiming that he did not choose to have a reading of the nominated list included.  

After revealing Oppenheimer as the winner at the Oscars, he released the statement.  

“There seems to be some controversy about my not mentioning every film by name last night before announcing the best picture award,” Pacino said in his statement, per Variety.  

“I just want to be clear it was not my intention to omit them, rather a choice by the producers not to have them said again since they were highlighted individually throughout the ceremony.”