Ryan Gosling smirked silently, Michael Moore enthusiastically declared Hillary Clinton the president of the United States, Steve Harvey was brought to the forefront of people’s minds all over again, and M. Night Shyamalan took credit for all of this mayhem with one brilliantly sarcastic tweet – just a handful of the reactions to the be-all, end-all of flubs on live television.
If you haven’t already heard about La La Land being mistakenly announced the Best Picture winner at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony – and its beyond-awkward aftermath – it’s only a matter of time before someone sends you a related meme. From the Twitterverse having a field day to the surge of election-night metaphors, Savoir Flair brings you some of the most prominent reactions to the single biggest goof in Oscar history.
Warren Beatty Reacts
“I wasn’t trying to be funny,” were the words stammered by Warren Beatty, who had been playfully drawing out the Best Picture announcement while presenting alongside Faye Dunaway. He explained that the two of them had been given an envelope with the winner for Best Actress on it. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you,” Beatty told the audience amidst the confusion on stage.
Emma Stone Reacts
Speaking to reporters backstage after all that chaos, Emma Stone said, “ I was also holding my ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ card that entire time. So whatever story, I don’t mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card.” PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that handles Oscars voting, has since issued an apology and announced that it is “currently investigating how this could have happened”.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017
Everyone from host Jimmy Kimmel to comedian Billy Crystal had something to say about the bizarre turn of events.
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) February 27, 2017
Amazing ending. Wish that had happened on Election Day.
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) February 27, 2017
So sad how the Russians hacked Warren Beatty.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) 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 know what the problem is — millions of Academy members voted illegally.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) February 27, 2017