Presenter Warren Beatty, visibly confused, hesitated when he opened the envelope. Co-presenter Faye Dunaway then flubbed the winner and announced La La Land, when in actuality Moonlight won best picture. In a surreal moment, the La La Land cast had to leave the stage, and the Moonlight cast made its way up.
Kimmel blamed Steve Harvey.
SOMEONE IS GETTING FIRED FOR LIFE. #Oscars— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) February 27, 2017
GOSLING KNEW. pic.twitter.com/Ps5214V0sr— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 27, 2017
WHY COULDN'T THE ELECTION ENDED THIS WAY!!!! #Oscars— Lizz "Hollywood Death Cult" Winstead (@lizzwinstead) February 27, 2017
As Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said: “To hell with dreams.” The heralded musical now joins a long line of Crying Jordan-covered losers.
WE DID IT pic.twitter.com/VHbpohn1dX— Dr. Bucky Isotope for President (@BuckyIsotope) February 27, 2017
I wrote the ending of the academy awards 2017. @jimmykimmel we really got them!— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 27, 2017