KARACHI: The prestigious 89th Academy Awards seemed to be going smoothly on Sunday night, up until it was time for the final award giveaway: the much-coveted Best Picture announcement.
When presenter Warren Beatty went on stage to make the announcement, he never thought he would pull off a Steve Harvey. But the actor accidentally announced the award for the Actress in a Lead Role, which had already been given to Emma Stone for La La Land.
Moonlight' wins best picture after major Oscars gaffe
The mistake was only realised when the entire cast and crew of La La Land was up on the stage, delivering its acceptance speech. The error was corrected and Moonlight was declared the rightful winner of the Best Picture trophy.
Obviously, Twitter exploded! Here is how Twitterati has gone crazy over the mishap:
When Miss Universe owned the whole incident:
However, some called Miss Universe's snarky remark to be a bit too soon:
Some loved it!
EPIC TROLL TWEET!! You win! pic.twitter.com/Qdsu330Fgh— Lady Danbury's eyebrows (@KimShoeCrzy) February 27, 2017
Oh LORDE. 😂👏🏽— Labanya 💕 (@lalalalabanya) February 27, 2017
Some took it a bit too far!
This is how Twitter hilariously reacted:
Galti se mistake ho gaya pic.twitter.com/y7FqxhHMUG— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) February 27, 2017
When the Oscars pull a Steve Harvey #Oscars— • sonia • (@SoniaKaila) February 27, 2017
Can we check Best Actor again— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) February 27, 2017
Amazing ending. Wish that had happened on Election Day.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 27, 2017
I wrote the ending of the academy awards 2017. @jimmykimmel we really got them!— M. Night Shyamalan ⏳ (@MNightShyamalan) February 27, 2017
You had one job. #Oscars— Josiah Spyker (@JosiahSpyker) February 27, 2017
Some were just unnecessarily criticising:
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