Did that really just happen?
In what will surely go down as one of the most insane moments in the history of live television — and one of the most embarrassing flubs ever — “La La Land” was erroneously given the Oscar for Best Picture.
An envelope mishap led presenter Warren Beatty to call up the Lionsgate musical for the show’s top honor — which actually belongs to A24’s “Moonlight.”
After a moment of total chaos, disbelief and — finally –confirmation on stage, social media lit up in fevered response.
“Amazing ending. Wish that had happened on Election Day,” tweeted Billy Crystal, who has hosted the show numerous times.
That’s the tip of the iceberg. Read the best social media reactions:
— Pearl Boshomane (@Pearloysias) February 27, 2017
— The New HOT 89-9 (@newhot899) February 27, 2017
— b 🩸 (@barbaridadde) February 27, 2017
— STEEL🗯 (@SuperheroSteel) February 27, 2017