Immediately after the climactic snafu for the announcement of this year's best picture winner, "Moonlight," Elton John took the stage at his 25th Academy Awards viewing party and fundraiser in West Hollywood for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
"Wow!" the veteran English rocker said. "I'm glad we didn't have Warren Beatty do the live auction."
In perhaps the most unbelievable ending to an Oscar ceremony, "La La Land" was awarded the Academy Award for best picture, a mistake that was eventually corrected to honor the actual winner, "Moonlight."
After Warren Beatty apologized for the mix-up, the Internet lost its collective mind. Here are just a few bewildered reactions to the news.
Someone needs to explain how this happened. And right now. #Oscars
Netflix’s “The White Helmets,” about a group of first responders in Syria, is a film pulsing with meaning, said director Orlando von Einsiedel backstage after snagging the Oscar for best documentary short.
“Right from the start this was about shining a very bright light on the heroes of our film, the white helmets, Syrian rescue workers,” said Von Einsiedel, who previously won best documentary for 2014’s “Virunga." “We [hope to] continue to magnify their voices.”
On the film’s cinematographer, Khaled Khateeb, who was denied entry into the U.S. due to “derogatory information” and therefore couldn’t attend the Oscars, producer Joanna Natasegara said they had just spoken to Khateeb.
With her win for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," costume designer Colleen Atwood is making new records in Academy Award history.
With four Oscars for her film work, Atwood now is tied with Milena Canonero for most wins in the post-Edith Head era. Head had eight wins and -- a record that will likely never be broken -- 35 nominations (partly because nominations in Head's day were given for color and black-and-white films).
With 12 costume design Oscar nominations, Atwood is ahead of Sandy Powell with 11 nominations and behind the late Irene Sharaff, who earned 15.