The 2017 Oscars just made a giant error by announcing La La Land as Best Picture. In fact, the real winner is Moonlight, and everyone is freaking out.
Former Bonnie and Clyde castmates, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, took the stage to announce the Best Picture at tonight's Academy Awards. The minute Beatty opened the envelope, it was clear something was wrong. He pulled out the piece of paper, looked confused, then looked inside the envelope again to see if he missed something.
Dunaway, tugging his arm, said to Beatty, "You're impossible," when he failed to announce the winner in a timely manner. He showed her the paper and she announced the winner as La La Land. The filmmakers took to the stage and began giving speeches.
At 9:10 p.m. PST, many Twitter followers were filled with disappointment:
But moments later, a man with a headset walked onto the Oscars stage at the Kodak Theater, and every La La Land actor and producer's face turned white. Finally, one of the producers said to the audience, "There's been a mistake. Moonlight won best picture."
Watch the strangeness below.
Then the mood pendulum began to swing in the other direction on Twitter.
At 9:14 p.m. PST, the incident was used to exonerate Steve Harvey when he messed up at the Miss Universe pageant:
This tweet appeared at 9:19 p.m., implying the shocking ending was created by a Hollywood writer:
Did M.Night Shamalayan write that twist ending? #Oscars— Kae Digital (@TwittsMcGee) February 27, 2017
At 9:21 p.m., Oprah's mood apparently lifted, and she sent this tweet:
Whaaaaaaa??!congratulations Moonlight! My favorite #Oscars in memory!!— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 27, 2017
Also at 9:21 p.m., we caught this tweet that captured the emotional roller coaster of the night:
At 9:41 p.m., this tweet was posted, showing the mood had turned from chaos to boy band-infused joy:
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