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Academy Awards Social Response: 'Holy Sh*t!'

The 89th Oscars ceremony ending was a nail-biter โ€” and social media ate it up.

by | February 26, 2017 | Comments

Cast and crew of 'Moonlight' accept the Best Picture (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Little did we know when we started the night that we’d have such a dramatic upset at the end of Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards Ceremony.

Film critic and Rotten Tomatoes contributor Alonso Duralde summed it up for us in one tweet.

What happened: Film legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway misread the winner of Best Picture, awarding the honor to La La Land when the actual winner was Moonlight.

Watch the epically cringe-worthy moment when the error was revealed:

Upon receiving the award, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said: “Very clearly, very clearly, even in my dreams, this could not be true. But to hell with dreams. I’m done with it โ€” because this is true! Oh, my goodness.”


Apparently, someone handed Beatty and Dunaway the envelope for Best Actress category, which was awarded earlier in the evening to La La Land leading lady Emma Stone.


The accounting firm in charge of counting ballots and distributing the envelopes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, issued a statement Monday apologizing for the snafu:

“We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.

We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”

Aside from theย responses to that historic โ€” and insane โ€” end to the Jimmy Kimmelโ€“hosted Oscars show, have a look through some of the other great social responses of the night from stars, film community social accounts, the media, and others watching.


From Stars and Others in the Film Community

๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ท๐Ÿ•ท

A post shared by Brie (@brielarson) on

#Oscars

A post shared by John Legend (@johnlegend) on

Oscars!

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on

You know what's better than winning? Watching your friends win. @theacademy

A post shared by Brie (@brielarson) on


Media


And More

Additional social reporting by Zoey Moore

UPDATE: This article was updated Monday with the statement released by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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