Warren Beatty got confused and everything went off the rails. The award for Best Picture at last nights 2017 Oscar ceremony was given to Moonlight after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land had won best picture. As the film’s producers were making their acceptance speeches, producer Jordan Horowitz informed viewers that the category’s winner was actually Moonlight, and showed the card announcing the winner to the camera. What happened? Beatty had accidentally been handed the envelope for “Best Supporting Actress In A Leading Role” which had been awarded to Emma Stone just moments before. Somehow the card got recycled back into the mix, Beatty got it, and the rest, well, the rest is history.
In what has become the biggest snafu (or perhaps preplanned flub to generate buzz?) in Oscar history, the Internet responded the only way it could, with salty Tweets and .Gifs. Here’s a round up of some of the very best.
— Chris Baldassano (@Baldassano) February 27, 2017
Oscar ending by M. Night Shyamalan. #Oscars
— Robert Zeigler (@Robert_Zeigler) February 27, 2017
Well, at least I’m already having a better day than Warren Beatty #oscars
— Jez Brooks (@hottiejez) February 27, 2017
Moonlight won the popular vote
La La Land won the electoral college#Oscars
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) February 27, 2017
And the award for best Steve Harvey impersonation goes to Warren Beatty.
What. The. Actual. Fuck????
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) February 27, 2017
Nice try forcing that LA LA LAND win, Russia.
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) February 27, 2017
SOMEONE IS GETTING FIRED FOR LIFE. #Oscars
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) February 27, 2017
“Moonlight actually won” pic.twitter.com/jRQ7LXBOCa
— mike gunn (@thegunnshow_) February 27, 2017
Warren Beatty looking at the card trying to figure out how Emma Stone could win Best Picture pic.twitter.com/NkQrmYDHwg
— spencer claus (@spxncxrx) February 27, 2017
Reporters: Faye, why didn’t you help out Warren Beatty, who clearly knew he was handed the wrong card? Why just blurt out a winner?
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) February 27, 2017
Warren Beatty just became the new host of FAMILY FEUD. #Oscars
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 27, 2017
Oscars ran like a well oiled machine.
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) February 27, 2017
You know what the problem is — millions of Academy members voted illegally.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) 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
— Don Bradshaw (@DonBradshawNTV) February 27, 2017
— Anthony Cumia (@AnthonyCumia) February 27, 2017
Hey “La La Land” remember when you gave us that fake happy ending and then took it away
How’s it feel
— Daniel “Kibblesmith” (@kibblesmith) February 27, 2017
And just so we can all feel like assholes…
Poor warren Beatty. One of the great directors of the century deserves a lot more than being a meme for someone else’s mistake
— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) February 27, 2017