This year’s Oscars will certainly not be one we will ever forget.
For Best Picture, senior citizen and noted Soviet sympathizer Warren Beatty read-off La La Land as the winner.
There was only one problem
He read the wrong card. LA La Land didn’t win, Moonlight did.
The error wasn’t noticed until the La La Land team was already in the middle of their speeches.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2017
The news had already reported on it but had to change quickly.
Correction: “Moonlight" just won the Oscar for best picture. See our full list of winners. https://t.co/bU0az9oTtz
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 27, 2017
People had plenty of jokes on Twitter about it.
The biggest epic fail that's ever happened. The #oscars just literally broke the internet. WTF?
— Chelsea Briggs (@Chelsea_Briggs) February 27, 2017
La La Land won the popular vote
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) February 27, 2017
Hillary called. She wants Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to review the ballots voters cast in Wisconsin and Michigan.#Oscars
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) February 27, 2017
Grandpa Beatty tried and failed to explain what happened:
— Mashable (@mashable) February 27, 2017
If this was a prank, then I think it either spectacularly failed or ingeniously worked.
Wow. What an ending. Did you watch? Share your thoughts.