Hold on guys! Moonlight didn't win!! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/qb7iSzRRKE
— ralphthemoviemaker (@ralphsepe) February 27, 2017
Some even likened the mix-up with Steve Harvey's infamous error at the Miss Universe 2015 beauty pageant.
Had to be done. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/fj0wOyYBDm
— Mike Auger (@TheMikeAuger) February 27, 2017
Celebrities and political figures took to Twitter to have their say as well.
You know what the problem is -- millions of Academy members voted illegally.
Most nights, I have a dream in which what just happened at the #Oscars actually happened on election night.