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Trump: Oscars Mix-up a Result of Being Too Focused on Politics

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Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel (left) looks on at the Oscars on Sunday. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Monday, 27 Feb 2017 07:13 PM

President Donald Trump taunted participants at the Academy Awards for being "focused so hard on politics" they bungled the announcement of best picture at Sunday nights ceremony.

In an interview with Breitbart News, the president called the mix-up "sad."

"I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end," Trump told the conservative outlet. "It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars."

"La La Land" was originally announced as best picture, the night's biggest award – but authorities soon realized "Moonlight" was the official winner.

"It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening," Trump told Breitbart News. "I've been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad."

Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers apologized for the mix-up, which was caused when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope. Beatty was given the envelope saying Emma Stone had won best actress for her role in "La La Land" instead of the correct envelope which said "Moonlight" had won Best Picture.

Host Jimmy Kimmel took several jabs at the president during the glitzy awards ceremony, while Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won the best foreign language film category for "The Salesman," submitted a statement to be read at the ceremony, explaining he was boycotting the ceremony due to Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.

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President Donald Trump taunted participants at the Academy Awards for being "focused so hard on politics" they bungled the announcement of best picture at Sunday nights ceremony.
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