Oscars end with a big gaffe: Reaction on social media

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Perhaps it would be good to turn to a Hollywood classic to describe the reaction to the ending of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night: "Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! ... Forty years of darkness!...

Oscars end with a big gaffe: Reaction on social media

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Perhaps it would be good to turn to a Hollywood classic to describe the reaction to the ending of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night: "Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! ... Forty years of darkness!...

27 February 2017 Monday 03:04
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Oscars end with a big gaffe: Reaction on social media

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Perhaps it would be good to turn to a Hollywood classic to describe the reaction to the ending of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night:

"Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! ... Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes ... The dead rising from the grave! ... Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together ... mass hysteria!"

Get the point?

In the final presentation of the night, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced "La La Land" won best picture. It hadn't. The real winner was "Moonlight."

It's the kind of moment that Twitter trolls dream about, and social media quickly ran with the gaffe.

A very small sample of the reaction can be seen below:

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