Stone was simply trying to embrace her “La La Land” director/writer Damien Chazelle after his win for Best Original Screenplay, and things went wrong. Oh, so horribly, horribly wrong …
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 9, 2017
My God …
For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, this is not how you hug.
— Atul Yadav (@atulaugust) January 9, 2017
Stone seemed to say, “That was weird,” after the moment, and, yeah, it definitely was.
But hey, we’ve all been there. Who hasn’t tried to go for a fist bump when someone else tries to shake hands?
It’s a fist bump. Just bump fists!
Stone handled the moment as well as anyone could hope. She even went on to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance in “La La Land.” Still, the internet won’t forget Stone’s most esteemed and awkward win of the night.