Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars, but La La Land was initially announced as the winner before the mistake was discovered live on stage. Celebrities are now reacting to the crazy moment from the Academy Awards. See stars’ tweets below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Warren Beatty presented Best Picture alongside Faye Dunaway, but he took a long pause after opening the envelope. The actress thought he was joking and called him “impossible” before taking the card and announcing La La Land as the winner. The producers of the musical gave their acceptance speeches just before the mixup was revealed, and Beatty explained that he was given the envelope for Emma Stone winning Best Actress.
Ellen DeGeneres noted, “Nothing like live TV. Congrats to Moonlight! And to La La Land for such a gracious reaction.” A shocked Jessica Chastain reacted by tweeting, “Oh my God!!!!” while Katy Perry similarly expressed, “WHAT WAIT OMG.” Patton Oswalt joked, “Warren Beatty just became the new host of FAMILY FEUD.” And William Shatner asked, “What happened to Best Picture?”
Nick Swardson said, “Well, that’s the most bizarre thing I’ve seen. Maybe not give old drunk people envelopes. I wouldn’t let my mom open my gas bill. John Stamos offered, “Somebody is going to get there ass handed to them #envelopegiver #OMG #Oscars.” Chloe Grace Moretz noted, “So that was wild,” while Andy Cohen wondered, “CAN THIS YEAR GET ANY F**KING WEIRDER!!?????”
Rosie O’Donnell tweeted, “ooooops but a happy ooooooops #moonlight surprise #odd #wildweird #howdidithappen #resist #Trumprussia .” Patricia Heaton stated, “Wow. Someone is enjoying their last day in show business. #Oscars #MoonlightMovie.” Marlee Matlin wrote, “Did we all see what just happened at the #Oscars ?? Live TV is the best! Congratulations @moonlightmov!” And Anderson Cooper said, “that was craaaaaaazy.”
Meanwhile, Billy Eichner quipped, “IF ANYONE FROM THE IN MEMORIUM IS STILL ALIVE PLEASE LET US KNOW.” Jesse Tyler Ferguson added, “Maybe I won an Emmy one of the 5 times I lost! Anything is possible. Congrats to #Moonlight. An amazing and deserving best picture winner!” Larry King offered, “A great #Oscars spoiled by a bad envelope… #itsmy2cents.” Bill Maher noted, “Well come on, Bonnie & Clyde – they ARE robbers.” And an eagle-eyed Neil Patrick Harris said, “Warren Beatty seems to be opening an envelope that says ‘Actress in a Leading Role’. He must have been handed the wrong one somehow. Yikes.”