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.
— Jaime Lyn Beatty (@jaimelynbeatty) February 27, 2017
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) February 27, 2017
And then there were people comparing the Oscars debacle to President Trump’s controversial relationship with Russia.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 27, 2017
Twitter users also compared the Oscars ending to the other memorable endings to sports championships this year.
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
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 27, 2017
But almost everyone — including host Jimmy Kimmel — compared this incident to the Miss Universe Pageant when the wrong winner was announced on live television.
— Cartuna (@CartunaTV) February 27, 2017
But this time, both the Miss Universe Pageant and Steve Harvey have the last laugh with their Oscars tweets.
Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this! #Oscars
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) February 27, 2017
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) February 27, 2017