Funniest reactions to the Oscar's 'Best Picture' mix-up
"If I understand correctly, George RR Martin was in charge of the Oscars tonight or something?"
For the 89th Academy Awards, it was certainly a history-making night in more ways than one – it was also most likely the first time that a presenter read out the wrong winner. In what's probably now one of the Oscars' most infamous moments, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced La La Land as 'Best Picture' and while the cast was halfway through their acceptance speech, it was revealed that Moonlight was actually the real winner. We know – it was like Miss Universe all over again. While we too are still reeling from the shocking twist, we looked to the Twitterverse where people just always know what to say.
Moonlight: "Here's to the fools who dream"— Yasmeen El-Shawy (@Yasmeenshawy) February 27, 2017
La La Land: "Here's to the hearts that break"
Oscars: "Here's to the mess we've made" #Oscars
Of course Leo tried to recycle the envelope #Oscars ♻️— Nick Nicotera (@NickNicotera) February 27, 2017
Russian hacked oscars. Fake news. Sad #Oscars— jim jefferies (@jimjefferies) February 27, 2017
Oh I get it, "La La Land" won the popular vote but "Moonlight" won the electoral college. #Oscars— Adam Rosenberg (@Phillyberg) February 27, 2017
Dear Oscars. Miss Universe called, they want their Best Picture back.— bryanboy (@bryanboy) February 27, 2017
If I understand correctly, George RR Martin was in charge of the Oscars tonight or something?— art la flamme (@artlaflamme) February 27, 2017
Yes, yes. Well done La La Land.— Albus Dumbledore (@ADumbledore81) February 27, 2017
...However recent events must be taken into account. And I have a few last-minute points to award #Oscars
Next time someone questions my constant anxiety that anything could go wrong at any time I'm gonna point to this years #Oscars.— Georgia Hardstark (@GHardstark) February 27, 2017