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The 2017 Oscars: An Epic Blunder Worthy of Best Picture!
It’s official! We’re fist-deep into the p*ssy-grabbing dystopian world that is the Donald Trump presidency—a world rife with gaffes and alternative facts. You want proof? Well, look no further. What happened Sunday night at the Oscars—regarded as the most glamorous night in Hollywood—is nothing short of a c*nt punch!
I kid of course but this didn’t stop the Donald from giving a piece of his mind in what is considered to be the greatest gaffe in Oscars history. Understandably so as he was the butt of the jokes throughout that ceremony and as we all know, it’s the job of the leader of the free world to weigh in on trivial issues such as this one.
He had this to say about the monumental mix-up:
"I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end. It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad."
To those living under a rock, on that fateful 2017 Oscars Sunday evening, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway delivered the shock of the century when they were unfortunately handed the wrong envelope and therefore announced the wrong winner for the biggest prize that night, the Best Picture award. They’ve erroneously announced ‘La La Land’ as the victor instead of ‘Moonlight’. What ensued was a confusing and cringe worthy few minutes wherein the cast and production of ‘La La Land’ were already onstage delivering their heartfelt speeches when they realized what just happened and subsequently relinquished the award to the real winner(s).
This wasn’t actually the first time that a wrong winner was announced at the Oscars. At the 1964 Academy Awards, Sammy Davis Jr. was also handed the wrong envelope when presenting the Oscar for Best Music Score, consequently announcing the wrong winner. However, the mistake was quickly rectified and the utter damage or humiliation was averted.
The real winners finally take center stage!
Moreover, this isn’t the only high-profile award mix-up in recent memory. As recently as 2015, Steve Harvey had the unfortunate honor of being the first host to announce the wrong winner of the Miss Universe beauty pageant. He must be smiling from ear to ear right now as he knows how it feels like to be in the middle of a gaffe-induced category six counter-clockwise sh*tstorm!
Which just proves that regardless of the meticulous rehearsals and painstaking preparations, human errors are inevitable. Mistakes are made every now and then and these mistakes should make us better not bitter. And that award shows are meant to celebrate not humiliate. Ask Harvey. He, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and the Miss Universe Organization as a whole became more popular because of that monumental gaffe. As the popular saying goes: “In the entertainment industry, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.”
A gaffe of epic proportions!
The great takeaways from the monumental fiasco? So long as you’re gracious in defeat and humble in victory, you’ll always end up as the winner regardless of the result. And probably, it’s high time to amend the faulty envelope design? Maybe, the organizers should tweet the results (IN ALL CAPS) live instead like the infallible Donald does during his 5 am bowel ? Thoughts?