Uh oh, not again!
The 2017 Academy Awards was almost at its end, but that was the moment it saw the most dramatic moment in its 89-year history. Let’s just say a Steve Harvey happened all over again..
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway wrongly announced that La La Land starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, won Best Picture, when in fact, Moonlight was the actual winner.
The cast and filmmakers for Damien Chazelle’s musical soon took to the stage to celebrate and offer their acceptance speeches, but it wasn’t long before the organisers and Beatty realised that they had made a mistake.
The winner for Best Picture was actually Barry Jenkins’ Miami-based film, Moonlight. Yikes!
La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz was about to start his speech when all of a sudden, he held up the card to prove Moonlight was the winner, saying, “This is not a joke, Moonlight has won Best Picture.”
— Variety (@Variety) 27 February 2017
Clearly, it caused ruckus on stage and even on social media:
— Annastasha (@AnnastashaG) 27 February 2017
— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) 27 February 2017
— San T. (@supasan) 27 February 2017
— rhea lahiri (@RheaForReal) 27 February 2017
— Kentucky Girl @Heart (@TnaSwan) 27 February 2017
Ryan Gosling’s face as he reacts to the mixup tough..