It's going to go down in history as one of the most memorable Oscar moments ever and now it appears a culprit has been found.
In case you need reminding or somehow missed it, 'La La Land' was accidentally awarded Best Picture for about two minutes at last night's Academy Awards before the error was corrected by a combination of stagehands, the stage director, and 'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz, and then passed to the real winner, 'Moonlight'.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for counting and and releasing the results of the Academy votes, has released an official statement about the mistake and appear to be taking full responsibility.
"We sincerely apologize to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land,' Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture.
The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.
"We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation."
— PwC LLP (@PwC_LLP) February 27, 2017
Meanwhile, the celebrations continue in Hollywood as last night's events settle in, with 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins and 'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz taking to Twitter to reflect on the evening.
Jordan Horowitz. Wow. I'm slipping slowly into reflection, perspective. Much respect to that dude
— Barry Jenkins (@BandryBarry) February 27, 2017
Thank you, Barry. Congratulations and much love. âÂ?¤ https://t.co/BSwk9T6Si4
— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) February 27, 2017
Oscars afterparty mood went from WTF?! to "Beatty screwed up" to "stage manager screwed up" to "Oscars are hiring new accountants" real fast
— jen yamato (@jenyamato) February 27, 2017
Meanwhile, if you want an insider account of the immediate aftermath of the whole debacle, this Vanity Fair clip should get you up to speed.
In case you're wondering, it's still an absolute shitshow at the Oscars and no one knows for sure what happened.pic.twitter.com/0EFbkAMfsW
— Dave O'Shaughnessy (@ogoknessy) February 27, 2017