Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel tried to laugh off the best picture winner mistake during the award show Sunday night. Getty

After sweeping the 2017 Oscars, “La La Land” was announced as the best picture winner during the 89th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night only to learn shortly after that “Moonlight” was meant to get the win.

Following a stream of acceptance speeches from the “La La Land” filmmakers it was revealed that “Moonlight” was the real winner of the best picture category. The false winner was mistakenly announced by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who explained the gaffe onstage.

“I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone ‘La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you, I wasn’t trying to be funny,” Beatty said. The 79-year-old actor went on to show the correct card which proved “Moonlight” had won the night’s biggest award.

What followed was the “Moonlight” cast’s acceptance speeches.

“This is very unfortunate what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this,” host Jimmy Kimmel quipped. Kimmel went on to say he hates to see people disappointed and he knew he would “screw this show up” somehow.

“I promise I’ll never come back,” Kimmel concluded the show.