Oscars 2017 Best Picture Flub: Katy Perry, Questlove and More React
The 2017 Oscars played out like a popcorn blockbuster. It had it all, from big stars and surprises, unlikely heroes, tears and a shock ending. Truly, no-one saw that twist coming and it will be remembered for as long as movies are watched: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong best picture winner.
The climax to cinema’s night of nights was an instant jaw-dropper for anyone in the Dolby Theatre and the many millions back home watching the broadcast or following online, as Beatty and his Bonnie & Clyde co-star announced La La Land had won the final prize. Members of the film’s cast and crew had already amassed on stage to collect the award when it transpired that Moonlight was the actual winner.
Stars from the music community were just as gobsmacked as the rest of us, as Katy Perry, Questlove and many more turned to social media to share their thoughts on what the heck just happened.
KATY HERE. I lost a bet for best picture (I wanted moonlight...— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 27, 2017
WHAT WAIT OMG— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 27, 2017
Wait— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) February 27, 2017
What The Entire WAIT......— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) February 27, 2017
shit happens! thanks #oscars for reminding us ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— christina perri (@christinaperri) February 27, 2017
Summary:— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) February 27, 2017
Deserved win by the Moonlight team
Gracious concession by the La La Land team
wtf just happened for everyone else#Oscars
Omfg— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) February 27, 2017
live TV is very cool!— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) February 27, 2017
Whaaaaaaa??!congratulations Moonlight! My favorite #Oscars in memory!!— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 27, 2017