The Oscars 2017 – have you ever seen a crazier ending? After a night of relative dullness and predictability, we were treated to one of the most shocking moments in awards history.
At the culmination of the show, La La Land was announced by Warren Beatty as Best Picture winner – but after a few minutes of confusion, it transpired that in fact Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight was the winner, and that wrong winner had been mistakenly announced.
Chaos ensued, and the shocked cast of La La Land were ushered off the stage and the jubilant team behind Moonlight headed towards the stage to pick up the gong. This makes Steve Harvey’s wrong announcement cock-up seem rather tame, doesn’t it?
— Church Girl Mishaps (@RheaPosey) February 27, 2017
Shock reigned supreme, mainly
I'm mean … I just … that's the craziest thing I've ever been witness to. Huge congrats to Moonlight, which is fantastic. Wow.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) February 27, 2017
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Some were dead happy about the mistake
People also lauded the response of producer of Jordan Horowitz, who graciously revealed the mistake
The La La Land producer who had to announce that Moonlight won best Picture is Jordan Horowitz. What a gentleman.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 27, 2017
Btw: Guy from LA LA LAND who interrupted to say MOONLIGHT won + he looked forward to hand them the Oscar was very gracious in a tough moment
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) February 27, 2017
We’re not sure, but this might be fake news
Is this what Fake News is? #Oscars
— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) February 27, 2017
Steve Harvey breathes a sigh of relief
— Joe (@joesalinasKURV) February 27, 2017