On the off chance that you haven’t yet heard the news, last night’s Oscars ceremony was a combination of super boring, super awkward, and super amazing. Just as the evening was wrapping up, Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway awarded La La Land Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. As the producers were giving their acceptance speech, however, it was revealed that the envelopes had been switched and–oops!–actually Moonlight was the real victor. Naturally, the crowd (and the Internet) went wild. Let’s take a look…
First, there were the shocked expressions of everyone in the room…
Favorite "La La Land" was mistakenly awarded the best picture Oscar, only to have it taken away from the cast and crew and handed to indie upstart "Moonlight" in an unprecedented Oscars mix up. Presenter Warren Beatty first, mistakenly initially announced that musical "La La Land" had won Best Picture at the Oscars, causing confusion and uproar on Hollywood's biggest night. Beatty said he had been given the wrong envelope to open. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson @lucynic #oscars #bestpicture #academyawards #warrenbeatty #hollywood #lalaland #moonlight
Cara da Meryl Streep representando todos nós no momento em que foi apontado o erro no anúncio do #Oscar de Melhor Filme. #Moonlight acabou com o prêmio que chegou a ser anunciado para #LaLaLand. Corre no AdoroCinema que tem notícia explicando a situação, tem a lista completa dos premiados e muito mais. #oscars #Oscar2017 #merylstreep
Then came the tweets…
CAN THIS YEAR GET ANY FUCKING WEIRDER!!????? #oscars
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) February 27, 2017
Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this! #Oscars
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) February 27, 2017
warren beatty heard everybody on twitter and set it up so moonlight literally got to take la la lands oscar from their hands
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) February 27, 2017
Amazing ending. Wish that had happened on Election Day.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 27, 2017
Big goof, but it's just an awards show.
It's not like a racist lunatic lost an election by 3 millon votes but was still President #Oscars
— Andrew Tumilty (@AndrewTumilty) February 27, 2017
— Rick Pamplin (@RickPamplin) February 27, 2017
And then, naturally, came the memes…
But…but…but…but wait it gets worse. Assuming this photo isn't doctored….we can't blame Beatty or Dunaway if that is indeed the envelope they were given. Were there TWO ENVELOPES onstage? I saw Beatty give Dunaway the envelope to read, the "thank yous" happened, then the confusion, then Warren has red envelope in hand that has the proper #Moonlight credits in. Does this mean #Pricewaterhouse accidentally printed a dupe of best actresses envelopes? Because when Stone won she said she kept her envelope saying that she won and there wasn't a second envelope saying she won. I also wonder if Dre/Em/Busta/Janet/Diddy/RKelly will contest the 99 Grammy Little train that could upset win of all wins now, cause I still refuse to believe we won that war. I need a bottle of #Ovaltine to get the decoder clues or Scooby & em to solve this mystery.