“Why is ‘envelope’ trending?”


Jimmy Kimmel used the opening monologue of his hit show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to go over the Oscars “Best Picture” mix-up.

In case you missed it, at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, veteran actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as winner of Best Picture. It was only after several La La Land alumni made speeches that the major error was revealed by the stage producer… Moonlight was the winner of Best Picture. NOT La La Land.


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“The host will go on stage and clear this up… and then I remembered… I’m the host!” – Jimmy Kimmel

Ryan Gosling, star of La La Land, is being labelled as a good sport for his reaction to the huge blunder. I mean… What would you do in that moment?!

“The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.” – PricewaterhouseCoopers

The mix-up has been dubbed “Envelopegate” and many are now pointing their finger at whoever was in charge of the Oscars envelopes. So… who was it? A PriceWaterhouseCoopers accountant named Brian Cullinan was supposed to have given the Best Picture envelope to Beatty and Dunaway but in a recent statement issued by the firm, it looks like Cullinan “mistakenly handed the back-up envelope for actress in a leading role instead.”

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