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Steve Harvey Moment: Miss Universe Twitter Handle Takes A Dig At Oscars For Moonlight Faux Pas


Updated: February 27, 2017, 1:40 PM IST
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Steve Harvey Moment: Miss Universe Twitter Handle Takes A Dig At Oscars For Moonlight Faux Pas
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In a rare and unexpected gaffe, La La Land which dominated the 89th Academy Awards, was announced the winner of the Best Picture category, when in fact it was Moonlight.

Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who were called to announce the winner, pondered a while before reading the cue card, which ended up being wrong.

The La La Land makers were mostly through their speech before the error was realised, and a representative said, "There's a mistake... 'Moonlight', you guys won Best Picture... This is not a joke, I'm afraid they read the wrong thing. 'Moonlight' Best Picture."

The incident was reminiscent of comedian Steve Harvey's infamous Miss Universe goof up in 2016, when he mistakenly gave the crown to the wrong winner.

Taking a dig at the Oscars, a post from the official account of Miss Universe, read, "Have your people call our people - we know what to do. #Oscars #MissUniverse."

And soon after, netizens lauded the people managing Miss Universe Twitter account for posting an epic troll tweet and also for being on point. "Savage" wrote one Twitter user while another declared that the Miss Universe Twitter handle deserves an Oscar for the best tweet of the night.

After the unprecedented faux pas on stage, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted, "Personally I blame @IamSteveHarvey for this.” - Jimmy #Kimmel #Oscars (sic)."

And of course, the internet was filled with Steve Harvey and Warren Beatty memes and jokes. People posted tweets writing how relieved Harvey would be after the epic goof up at the Oscars.

Here are some of the best memes we could put together.

Moonlight, reportedly one of the films with the lowest budget ($1.5 million) to win an Oscar, was nominated for the Best Picture honour with Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, Arrival, Lion, La La Land, Fences, Manchester by the Sea and Hacksaw Ridge.

(With input from IANS.)

First Published: February 27, 2017, 1:40 PM IST
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