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Twitter Compares Oscars Best Picture Flub to 2016 Election

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By    |   Monday, 27 Feb 2017 07:56 AM

Politicians and journalists took to Twitter mocking the Oscars best picture flub and comparing it to the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Examiner reports.

"In an unprecedented moment in Oscars history, the sure winner for best picture had their victory stolen from them at the last minute — thanks to a small communication mistake," the website notes.

The last-minute upset by "Moonlight," followed the mistaken announcement by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway that "La La Land" was the winner. It had some comparing the victory to Donald Trump's Electoral College win in November, according to the Examiner.

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut tweeted he has a recurring dream that Trump's victory was a mistake.

Some even went joked the Russians must have been behind the Oscar upset.

Benny Johnson of the Independent Journal Review called it the "Hollywood version of Fake News." He shared a meme of the famous photo of President Truman holding up an election night newspaper. The headline: "Dewey Defeats Truman" was replaced with "La La Land Wins!"

And CNN's Anderson Cooper had this final jab:

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the tabulation of the Oscar ballots and the envelopes announcing the winners, apologized for the mistake, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected," the firm said in a statement. "We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred."

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