President Donald Trump has a theory for why Hollywood screwed up naming the winner of that final Oscar at last night’s Academy Awards.
‘I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,’ Trump said today as he sat down with Breitbart News.
Last night, veteran film stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were tasked with announcing the Best Picture winner – and initially dropped the wrong name.
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President Trump called the Oscars ceremony ‘sad,’ after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope and thus announced the wrong winner of Best Picture
Beatty paused as he looked at the envelope that was given to him, rightly confused as it was for the winner of Best Actress, an award that had already been given to La La Land star Emma Stone.
Dunaway, seemingly annoyed by Beatty’s dramatic paused, grabbed the envelope away and announced La La Land as the winner of Best Picture to the room.
But the LA-based musical wasn’t the winner, instead it was Moonlight, the story of a young black man growing up in Miami.
‘I want to tell you what happened I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land and that is why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny. This is Moonlight for best picture,’ Beatty explained.
Trump, a veteran of the entertainment world who has been shunned from Hollywood since jumping into politics, called the moment ‘a little sad.’
‘It took away from the glamour of the Oscars,’ the president said. ‘It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening.’
‘I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad,’ Trump told Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was the executive chair of Breitbart News before joining Trump’s presidential campaign.
Throughout the Oscars it was predominantly host Jimmy Kimmel who went after Trump.
The late night host taunted Trump onstage with a tweet and made the audience stand up and applaud ‘overrated’ Meryl Streep, who was awarded with a torrent of tweets from the president after she criticized him onstage at the Golden Globes.