Sunday night’s 2017 Academy Awards were relatively lackluster … that is, until this major shocking mixup!
La La Land was announced as Best Picture, so of course, the entire crew made their way to the stage to accept the BIGGEST award of the night. But after making a number of warm, uplifting speeches, it was revealed that Moonlight actually won.
Instantly, the look of worry and confusion wiped across the faces of the crowd before the night’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, came out and suggested it was indeed a mix-up.
Presenter, Warren Beatty, who announced La La Land, explained during on stage frenzy that he “opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone La La Land, that’s why I took such a long look at Fay. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017
While the explanation still doesn’t exactly make sense, folks on the social media quickly began poking fun at the biggest twist of the night.
Needless to say, Moonlight walked away with the Best Picture Oscar and they are more than thrilled, despite having the major moment completely taken away from them. “We didn’t do this, you chose us.” director Barry Jenkins said.