A flurry of confusion unfolded onstage as the cast and crew of “La La Land” — in the middle of their acceptance speeches — realized the real winner was “Moonlight.”
Twitter users posted their interpretation of what happened.
“This is very unfortunate what happened,” host Jimmy Kimmel quipped. “Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.”
Harvey also joined in on the fun.
Then, the Internet took over on the shocking moment.
“Have your people call our people — we know what to do,” tweeted the verified Miss Universe account.
The comparison to Harvey’s gaffe was inevitable.
Maybe this wasn’t an actual blunder, hypothesized some viewers. Perhaps this was just a shocking plot twist directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
The director responded to the theory.
Of course, political jokes ensued.
Some smelled a perfect marketing opportunity.
Regardless of how it unfolded Sunday night, some tweeted how groundbreaking it was for “Moonlight” to take the top prize.
Its director, Barry Jenkins, tweeted the correct card for best picture.