Hold Up! Was Last Night’s Best Picture Blunder At The Oscars A Set Up?
Conspiracy theories are rife.
It was an awkward moment of epic proportions when the wrong film was announced as the winner of Best Picture at the Oscars last night.
The cast of La La Land had already made their way up onto the stage and had begun their acceptance speeches for the award, when they were interrupted by the revelation that there had been an error and Moonlight had in fact claimed the gong.
Lets relive the morto moment:
On the face of it it just looks like a massive fuck up, but Twitter has other ideas, and many viewers are claiming the error was all just one big set up for publicity.
The whole #Oscars debacle looks like a set up to me.
— __??ⓒ__ (@__cMc__) February 27, 2017
— Kelly Green (@KellyGreenK) February 27, 2017
— Vauxhall Jermaine (@vauxhalljermain) February 27, 2017
That’s cute if you honestly believe that Oscars mix up wasn’t set up
— James (@jaysmithy) February 27, 2017
watched Oscars best picture disaster – no ways that wasn’t set up by producers for maximum impact, social media chatter & people tuning in..
— Talya Goldberg (@TalyaGoldberg) February 27, 2017
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 27, 2017
It’s worth noting that Oscars viewing figures hit an eight-year low last year and a mix-up like last night’s would do much to bring the awards ceremony back into the limelight.
That said, a close up photo reveals that Warren Beatty was holding the Best Actress envelope for which Emma Stone had just won the award for her role in La La Land.
— Tinsel Korey (@tinselkorey) February 27, 2017
That either completely puts paid to the conspiracy theory or proves that the organisers behind the Oscars were just very clever about setting things up.
What do you reckon?
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