Oscars 2017: Best Picture Mix-Up Inspires Hilarious Envelope Meme
Last night's epic mix-up at the Oscars -- where "La La Land" was incorrectly announced as the Best Picture winner, before producers stepped in to reveal that "Moonlight" had actually been awarded the honor -- will go down as one of the weirdest, most surreal moments in Academy Awards (and awards shows in general) history. And as is typical with such a buzzworthy, jaw-dropping moment, the internet took it upon itself to turn the fiasco into a hilarious meme, imagining what else could really have been printed on that now-infamous Oscars envelope that was mistakenly handed to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Twitter users flooded the social media site with their quickly Photoshopped jokes, inserting other 2016 films like "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and Beyonce's "Lemonade" as the real Best Picture winners. Others took the opportunity to imagine the envelope declaring their loyalty to snubbed favorites (Amy Adams should have nabbed a nomination for "Arrival") or that certain non-movie events went the other way, too (we're looking at you, current POTUS and the most recent Super Bowl champs).
Has anyone done this yet pic.twitter.com/zTK1t0hI4D
— Jen Lewis (@thisjenlewis) February 27, 2017
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) February 27, 2017
WE DID IT pic.twitter.com/VHbpohn1dX
— Bucky Isotope (@BuckyIsotope) February 27, 2017
— Madison M. K. (@4evrmalone) February 27, 2017
— Madeline Hill (@mad_hill) February 27, 2017
— Ryan Hampton (@RyanForRecovery) February 27, 2017
— Tyrion Lannister (@GoT_Tyrion) February 27, 2017
Perhaps the best meme came courtesy of comedian Abbi Crutchfield, who saw the real truth behind last night's blunder.
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) February 27, 2017
Whatever the true reason for such an awkward awards show fail (accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has promised to investigate how the wrong envelope ended up in Beatty and Dunaway's hands), it's always comforting to know that social media will deliver on the laughs.