There were several noteworthy moments at the Academy Award show this year (free-falling candy AND a Hollywood tour bus detour), but the Best Picture befuddlement is one that will go down in history. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty first awarded the trophy to La La Land, which had already won six awards during the night. But there was a category envelope mix up. After the backstage crew clarified the true winner, Moonlight received its respected award and the Twittersphere was just as confused as Beatty.
Why couldn’t this have happened with the election
— Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) February 27, 2017
I wrote the ending of the academy awards 2017. @jimmykimmel we really got them!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 27, 2017
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) February 27, 2017
— unfamous twin (@unfamoustwin) February 27, 2017
— Bryan Street (@bjst719) February 27, 2017
Moonlight: “Here’s to the fools who dream”
La La Land: “Here’s to the hearts that break”
Oscars: “Here’s to the mess we’ve made” #Oscars
— Yasmeen El-Shawy (@Yasmeenshawy) February 27, 2017
props to the dude who seamlessly transitioned from a victory speech to a gracious announcement that they actually lost#Oscars
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) February 27, 2017
The way the #Oscars ended reminds us that truth is stranger than fiction.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) February 27, 2017
10 minutes earlier: Matt Damon hands the wrong envelope to Warren Beatty in an effort to ruin Jimmy Kimmel’s awards show #Oscars
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) February 27, 2017
Best part of the #Oscars was that there was a 30 second period where no one genuinely knew what was going on
— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) February 27, 2017
If you fell asleep or are still trying to wrap your head around what happened, watch the full by-by-play:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017