Yeah, i get the point. That was mainly done for the audience to be shocked, and they really did it. But if that would happen in reality, there would be several law suits for emotional breakdown.
The millisecond he told the first one to step forward (Maggie?), I thought this might be the cuts. The second one confirmed it. As each one was announced it became q1uite clear they were the final cuts. The only thing I've seen in film the last 30 years with less shock value was the Titanic sinking near the end of that film.