The Oscars 2017 will go down in history as the most talked about award show after last night’s major f*ck up!
In a shocking mixup that had jaws dropping everywhere, “Moonlight” was honored as the best picture — but not before “La La Land” was first mistakenly announced as the winner.
The presenters for the final award — Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway — were supposedly given incorrect Best Actress Award envelope instead of Best Picture. A confused Beatty saw Emma Stone’s name and “La La Land,” and handed the envelope to Dunaway, who then announced the musical as the Best Picture winner.
The “La La Land” cast took the stage and producers began their speeches. But they stopped midway when they realized their error.
“There’s a mistake. ‘Moonlight’ you guys won best picture,” Jordan Horowitz said to the shocked Dolby Theater audience. “This is not a joke, come up here” the producer added. “Moonlight has won best picture.”
Beatty then returned to the microphone to explain: “I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, ‘La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
Check out social media’s reaction to the blunder with hash tag #OscarsFail:
— Cory Aldridge (@aldridge32) February 27, 2017
#OscarsFail What a bunch of idiots! I love it when you take low blows at one man all night and then karma gives you a little tap!
— Fred Koerber (@KoerberFred) February 27, 2017
RUSSIA DID IT ….????
— Villi Wilson (@Conservative_VW) February 27, 2017
— Lolo (@MexiLolo) February 27, 2017
Wait, has anybody double checked the results from this years election? #oscarsfail
— Brandon Barr (@brandonHbarr) February 27, 2017
— TriTrader (@ntmessage) February 27, 2017