The 89th Academy Awards ended in the most epic way we've ever seen! Warren Beatty accidentally named La La Land as the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, when the honor was actually given to Moonlight!
The moment was super awkward, as the cast and crew members of La La Land first took the onstage to accept the award. But soon after, they learned that they lost and had to hand over their trophies to the Moonlight stars. Ouch!
“I want to tell you what happened,” Beatty after the mix-up. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye [Dunaway] and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel added: “Well I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this. Let’s remember, it’s just an awards show. I mean, we hate to see people disappointed, but the good news is we got to see some extra speeches. We have some great movies. I knew I would screw this show up, I really did. Thank you for watching. I’m back to work tomorrow night on my regular show. I promise I’ll never come back. Good night!”
Though everyone seemed to be OK with the unsuspected loss, it was hard not to notice that some La La Land stars were still feeling pretty crappy about the awkward mixup. We mean, damn...
When it was discovered that Moonlight beat La La Land, twitter completely broke in half. Read some of the most insane reactions to the most insane Oscars moment ever below.
Congrats, Moonlight! And congrats to the cast and crew of La La Land for taking the loss so easily.
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