Twitter Pays Tribute to the Oscars Mishap in the Most Memeiest Way
The 89th Academy Awards started strong, but then Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope for Best Picture, gave the award to La La Land before correcting the error on live television and giving it to the rightful winner, Moonlight. The Oscars faux pas confused audiences everywhere — which is why Twitter was there to make it all better. With the use of memes and clever Oscars tweets, social media put the blunder — which some have dubbed #EnvelopeGate — in the proper context by comparing it to all of the other weird occurrences of the past year. First, people compared the controversial Oscars ending to the results of the 2016 election which saw Donald Trump winning the presidency despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.
#envelopegate ? pic.twitter.com/f5OiCrMa80 — MOAB (@GigiTracyXO) February 27, 2017sports championships this year.
wrong winner was announced on live television.
All that La La Land had to do was run the ball with that 3rd quarter 28-3 lead— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) February 27, 2017
Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this! #Oscars— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) February 27, 2017
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