A lot of awards were given out at the Oscars last night. But the Best Picture presentation will go down in history, after "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the award winner. "Moonlight" won the award after a brief confusion. It turns out presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given the wrong envelope. But forget history. It's already gone down as a meme.
However bad your Monday is, at least you didn't announce the wrong winner at the Oscars.
Looks like I went to bed right before the Illuminati tried to give best picture to La La Land.— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) February 27, 2017
Some suspected a conspiracy.
"La La Land wins Best Picture." Now *that* is fake news.— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) February 27, 2017
Some got political.
A Darren Criss thread quickly turned prophetic.
Even the stars at the Oscars were caught off guard.
The joke is that both Hillary and La La Land enthusiasts both love mediocre whiteness so much they're going to stay in denial when it loses— 'sea pickles' (@AliceAvizandum) February 27, 2017
Some observers got political.
Others pointed to PricewaterhouseCoopers, which counts the Academy's votes.
Remember, Dunaway and Beatty are most famous for playing Bonnie and Clyde.
Quick, someone Photoshop some Academy Awards instead of the guns.
Apparently, I'm favourite to host next year's Oscars! Warren Beaty just told me. Very excited.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) February 27, 2017
Some were already looking forward to the 2018 Oscars.
Producer Jordan Horowitz of "La La Land" just gave a master class in how to react with grace in the midst of public disappointment.— Rob King (@ESPN_RobKing) February 27, 2017
"La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz certainly had the night's classiest reaction.
But we're sure Steve Harvey must be giddy.
He responded early Monday morning.
Even "La La Land" star Ryan Gosling could barely stifle a laugh.