Africa Reacts to Oscars Bungle

February 28, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories

Twitter reacts to the biggest fail in Oscars history.

Twitter reacts to the biggest fail in Oscars history.

The 89th Academy Awards was held on Sunday the 26th of February in Los Angeles. On Monday as Africa woke up to the news of the ongoing awards in the United States, something had happened that sent the internet into meltdown.

The biggest award of the evening, Best Picture, was widely expected to go to “La La Land”. So, when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced “La La Land” as for Best Picture the crowd applauded as if their expectations had been met. However, no one could have predicted what unfolded as the team behind the movie took to the stage to receive their Oscar.

A mistake had been made, the presenters had read out the wrong name. The actual winner was “Moonlight”, and in the biggest fail in Oscars history, the team from “La La Land” had to graciously hand back their award and call the “Moonlight” producers to the stage to accept their award.

This sent social media into a meltdown as no one could quite believe what had happened. Here are some of the best reactions from Africa:






















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