New Delhi: The big Oscar fumble was closely witnessed by social media on Monday, resulting in multiple memes and hilarious tweets, mostly featuring Ryan Gosling's and Emma Stone's La La Land. Damien Chazelle's musical might have cheered for Moonlight's Best Picture win on stage and wept silent tears backstage but there's no escaping Twitter, which is filled with hilarious tweets about La La Land's short-lived Oscar glory. The Best Picture announcement goof-up was actually a mysterious case of switched envelopes. In the climactic Oscar moment, actors Warren Beatty and his Bonny And Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope to read out the Best Film Oscar winner from. They announced La La Land as Best Film only to be corrected by the film's producer Jordan Horowitz some two minutes later. "Guys, guys, I'm sorry. No. There's been a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture. This is not a joke," said Mr Horowitz, praised later by Moonlight director Barry Jenkins for his graceful handling of the chaos that the 89th Academy Awards were instantly plunged into.
- 'So what happened last night? Envelopegate?' read a tweet
- Some tweets referred to Steve Harvey
- A reference was also made to Harry Potter and Dumbledore
Twitter is thrilled by the Oscar blooper and been sharing tweets that will crack you up. We have curated some for you. You're welcome.
Some tweets invoked Steve Harvey, who announced the wrong Miss Universe winner last year.
Some compared La La Land's loss to a failed slam dunk attempt.
la la land pic.twitter.com/UAnSYTGdKz— PRADEEPNEXTDOOR (@IamHarshDave) February 27, 2017
La La Land, let it out:
Some even referred to Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore, who often rephrased his verdicts in "light of recent events."
Meanwhile, Ryan Gosling's reaction was also spotted and shared.
And then he did this:
The hunt is on for Faye Dunaway, who actually read out La La Land's name from the card (the envelope contained the Best Actress' name - La La Land's Emma Stone):
La La Land won the highest number of Oscars with six wins, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Ms Stone. There was no Oscar for Ryan Gosling, nominated in the Best Actor category, the prize going to Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea. Moonlight went home with three Oscars, including Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay.