One photo sums up the baffled audience reaction to the big Oscars best picture screw-up

OscarsREUTERS Lucy NicholsonProducer Jordon Horowitz holds up the card for the best picture winner ‘Moonlight.’

In a historic mishap at the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, the award for best picture was mistakenly awarded to “La La Land” after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope.

In the middle of the “La La Land” producers giving their speeches, the enthusiastic group was interrupted on the stage and told that the award was actually supposed to go to “Moonlight.” In the middle of the chaos, producer Jordan Horowitz clarified the error and asked the “Moonlight” team to come up to accept their rightful award.

“This is not a joke,” Horowitz said.

It was a huge moment in Oscars history. It was also incredibly awkward and confusing, to the point where it felt like Jimmy Kimmel was just pranking everyone. 

And it’s all summed up in this star-studded image that is being widely circulated on social media:


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