The Oscars were trending for all the wrong reasons on Monday morning when the prestigious movie awards announced the wrong winner in its Best Picture category.
Musical La La Land was originally announced as the winner of the award. Except it was Moonlight that had actually won.
The mix-up was only discovered after the producers of La La Land had come on stage to accept the award.
The mistake caused a stir in the audience and a tsunami of reaction on social media.
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— oscar (@osnapitzoscar) February 27, 2017
When they said La La Land won best picture of the year but Moonlight turned out to be the real winner pic.twitter.com/cTeILZT5iy
— Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) February 27, 2017
Some blamed Steve Harvey‚ who once announced the wrong winner at the Miss Universe pageant.
— Caste (@CasteCreative) February 27, 2017
It wasn’t long before the internet was filled with photoshopped images of the winners envelope mocking the mix-up.
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One user even posted an oscars-themed play on the famous clench fist Arthur meme‚ where the cartoon character shows his frustration by making a fist.