On Sunday night, “Moonlight” made history by becoming the lowest budget film to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture. The announcement of Barry Jenkins’ film winning the biggest award of the night was remarkable and historic, after the unprecedented mistake that caused Warren Beatty to announce Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” as the winner. The “La La Land” team had already taken the stage when Beatty and fellow presenter Faye Dunaway had to interrupt to announce that there had been a (big) mistake: They had been given the wrong envelope.
The internet went crazy. The gaffe had the whole world talking on social media, and celebrities were no exception. However, celebs such as director Guillermo del Toro and actress Elizabeth banks made it clear that they supported “Moonlight” and its win above all of the confusion. Here are some of the reactions, including Jenkins’: