La La Land/Moonlight mix-up: Twitter reacts to Best Picture blunder with Steve Harvey memes and congratulations

'Still reeling from the emotional rollercoaster'

Jack Shepherd
Monday 27 February 2017 06:29
Oscars 2017: Watch the La La Land-Moonlight Best Picture error in full

Everything was going remarkably smoothly at the Oscars on Sunday night. Predictably, Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor, Viola Davis best supporting, Emma Stone best leading actress and Casey Affleck best lead.

Many suspected La La Land would scoop the top prize and, as expected, it did. For a minute.

Warren Beaty announced how Damien Chazelle’s film had taken the Best Picture gong when, in reality, it was Moonlight that won.

Twitter erupted into a fountain of Steve Harvey references, memes, and - mainly - excitement, as the most predictable winner in history wasn’t handed the Oscar.

Moonlight won three awards over the course of the evening, taking home best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor for Ali, along with best picture.

In his acceptance speech, Ali said: “I had so many wonderful teachers [growing up], and one thing that they consistently told me was it wasn’t about you, it’s not about you. It’s about these characters.

“You’re in service to these stories and these characters. And I’m so blessed to have had an opportunity [to do that].”

To follow all the happenings at this year’s Oscars ceremony, check out our live blog here. You can find a list of all the winners here.

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