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Social Media Reacts to Oscars Best Picture Mix-up

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Barry Jenkins of "Moonlight" (L) embraces Jordan Horowitz of "La La Land" after the presentation of the Oscar for Best Picture was corrected and given to "Moonlight." (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)

By    |   Monday, 27 Feb 2017 08:22 AM

Social media had a field day with the Academy Awards best picture mix up at the end of the 2017 Oscar ceremony Sunday night.

The Academy's longtime accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers took the fall for co-presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reading the wrong envelope on live television, mistakenly giving the Oscar best picture award to "La La Land" instead of the correct winner "Moonlight," Deadline.com noted.

The embarrassing episode, reminiscent of Steve Harvey's 2015 blunder at the Miss Universe pageant when he announced the incorrect winner, forced "La La Land" producers to end their acceptance speeches after taking the stage and announcing the error.

Beatty said he hesitated initially to present the award when he saw Emma Stone's name on the card, who was given the Academy Award for best actress earlier.

Twitter exploded with a flurry of humorous and stunned responses.

Harvey's name played prominently in numerous funny Twitter responses to the Oscars blunder.

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