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    Oscars Best Picture Fiasco Triggers Twitter Storm of Jokes and Mockery

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    The 89th Academy Awards ceremony would have gone down in history as just another Oscars gala if it wasn't for an embarrassing blunder with the Best Picture nomination. It was Miss Universe 2015 all over again.

    The 89th Academy Awards ceremony honoring the best films of 2016 took place in Los Angeles on February 26. The ceremony went as planned, with the host, comedian Jimmy Kimmel amusing the audience, celebrities shining in chic outfits and this year's nominees nervously awaiting their moment of fame.

    Prior to the ceremony, many said that La La Land, one of the most talked about movies of the year, would win the nomination for Best Picture. And it nearly did, when Warren Beatty, a veteran actor, was given the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as this year's best film.

    By the time the ceremony's producers realized what happened, the movie's crew had already gotten to the stage to thank the Academy and everyone involved for the honor. The most cringeworthy moment in the history of the Academy Awards followed.

    While spectators were quick to assume that Beatty had followed in the steps of Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey, who announced the wrong contestant the winner, what had actually happened is that Beatty received the wrong envelope.

    In reality, the film Moonlight had been chosen by the Academy as the Best Picture of 2016. The La La Land crew took the blow with dignity.

    As always, the Academy Awards were live streamed, which means that social media users didn't hesitate to turn the fiasco into a joking competition.

    And, of course, Russia got the blame too. This joke never gets old, it seems.

    So what do you think really happened at the Oscars?

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