It was the Oscars moment that stopped the movie-loving world in its tracks: the cast and crew of La La Land were halfway through their Oscars acceptance speeches when they were told that they hadn’t actually won.
Instead, the most coveted Oscar of the night was actually meant to go to Moonlight. Oops.
And while the internet was quickly flooded with memes and tweets and Facebook statuses about how shocking the moment was, no one quite summed up how we felt about it like Meryl Streep and Ryan Gosling.
Let’s start with
the horribly overrated Meryl Streep, who was photographed at the EXACT moment she realised what was unfolding on stage:
— karen (⊙ヮ⊙) (@magicrobins) February 27, 2017
Her reaction was captured by the backstage feed, while the main telecast cameras kept focused on the commotion occurring onstage.
Listen: The Recap team debriefs on the drama of the 2017 Oscars. (Post continues after audio.)
People were quick to point out that Meryl’s face is the perfect go-to for any moment in your life when you just cannot believe what the HECK is happening in front of your eyes.
This specific photo is gonna be so handy for the next 4 years pic.twitter.com/A9NCrG4P3Z
— Lisa Peterson (@lisatweeterson) February 27, 2017