Trump: Oscars Best Picture Flub Occurred Because Show ‘Focused So Hard’ on Him

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President Donald Trump, making his first remarks on an Oscar ceremony where he and his policies were a frequent target of jokes and serious speeches, told Breitbart News that the ceremony’s political tone may have played a role in the major flub of the announcement of best picture.

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

In the final award of the evening, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented best picture to “La La Land.” Minutes later, though, the producers of the movie were informed on stage that they didn’t win. Jordan Horowitz then announced that “Moonlight” had won the honor, holding up a card from an envelope showing that was the case.

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As it turned out, Beatty was given the wrong envelope as he took the stage. It was a duplicate of the previous category, best actress, showing that Emma Stone of “La La Land” had won. He looked puzzled after he opened the envelope, pausing for a few moments before handing it to Dunaway, who then blurted out that “La La Land” had won.

It’s unclear if Trump actually watched the ceremony. Last week, White House spokesman Sean Spicer suggested that he and the first lady would be too busy hosting the nation’s governors at a White House dinner.

In an interview that will air on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, Trump was asked about comments made at the ceremony, accusing his opponents of using the “race card.”

“Look, it just seems like the other side, whenever they’re losing badly, they always pull out the race card,” he said. “I’ve watched it for years. I watched it against Ronald Reagan, I’ve watched it against so many other people.  And they always like pulling out the race card.  In fact I did much better than many other than other Republicans in the last election.  I did much better with Hispanics,  I did much better with African Americans, if I didn’t do better, I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

In his opening monologue, Kimmel said, “Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”

A number of presenters and winners made political references, on issues including immigration and diversity, while host Jimmy Kimmel made Trump the target of jokes throughout the evening.

Trump did have a connection to the ceremony: His treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, financed and was an executive producer of “Suicide Squad,” which won for hair and makeup.

Although Trump did not tweet about the ceremony, as he has done in the past, his son, Donald Trump Jr., did. He made a dig at another flub of the evening, when the show used the wrong photo to identify Janet Patterson, a costume designer, for the In Memoriam segment. The woman in the photo, producer Jan Chapman, is still alive.

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  1. Angeleno says:

    God, is there any limit to this man’s pathological narcissism? No, Donald, not everything is about you.

  2. Bill B. says:

    I’ve come to believe that he is not just an egomaniac. He is just not a narcissist. He’s not just a pathological liar. He’s not just delusional. He is insane.

  3. Ramona says:

    Narcissistic blubbering fool who belongs in a country far far away where he has no contact with no one but himself.

  4. RX says:

    It’s hilarious how this bloated old senior citizen is so obsessed with injecting himself into the most superficial situations that don’t really impact the health and welfare of the country. You’d think he might have a job to do, not that he’d be in any way qualified to do it. But hey, utter a few dumbed-down platitudes and promises to the flock every few hours and they’ll be sated.

  5. jeffrey says:

    Oscars FU occurred not because of Trump, but because of Hillary’s witches, dancing around their cauldrons naked in the moonlight, got their anti-Trump spells and curses wrong. That is because liberal schools no longer teach Latin and your average witch no longer can read old texts.

  6. D says:

    The only connection to Trump is that this guy was busy tweeting, instead of focusing on his job.

  7. Jacques Strappe says:

    Obviously, it had nothing to do with the incompetence of Price Waterhouse and their meticulous care taken in handing out the correct winner envelopes. Of course, who can possibly think of anything else other than Donald Trump all the time!

  8. Big Joe says:

    Ha!Low ratings. Out of touch Hollywood. Stick to doing your job.Karma strikes again!

  9. G says:

    Well Trump is focusing so hard on crowd sizes, ego-boost rallies, weekends away and tweeting that he’s ‘flubbing’ the whole country, every day, every executive order, every childishly huffy tweet.

  10. joe says:

    It really was a poor show, wasn’t it ? Wasn’t Trump’s fault though.

  11. Jacen says:

    Ever notice Trumpelstiltskin’s repeated use of “sad” and “overrated”? Both words are very common among teenagers–or they were back in the 1980’s. Can we say that the Graft Zeppelin has the intellectual, emotional, and psychological bearing of the average white male 15-year-old from 1985? Certainly explains a lot, including his narcissism.

  12. Dunstan says:

    What a narcissistic clusterfu*k he is. I hate to break it to you, Drumpf, but a mix-up with envelopes was not about you in any manner, shape or form.

  13. Lisa says:

    Holy shite. I feel so sorry for the US right now. Danger! This man’s self interest rings familiar, as to the likes of Stalin and Hitler. Isolation and turning inward are the hallmarks of the beginning of tyranny. I’d leave now before it’s too late.

  14. The best thing about the Oscars, is the fact (not an alternative fact) that drumpf was no where to be seen!!!

  15. Marc says:

    Comrade Orange Julius should just keep his lying pie hole shut.

  16. kari says:

    Variety you are really looking like fake news, with your headline saying that Trump thinks the Oscars was all about him when in the quote you show he says “politics”. Come on.

  17. fletcherdragonfly says:

    Variety, please do not legitimize Notsobreightbart by using them as a source for the quote.

  18. Steve Barr says:

    God: How pathetic ! The mango Mussolini actually thinks everything is about him . Maybe we should remake great movies and make them about Trump .

  19. Michael Anthony says:

    The EGO of Trump knows no bounds!

    I have to laugh where it says he said this during an interview with Brietbart news. Given the head of Brietbart works with Trump, I doubt there was an interview. Bannon just wrote what he wanted to.

  20. Silent Velcro says:

    Remember, every time you mention his name, he (and his “brand”) gets stronger…

  21. TrumpGoAway says:

    And focusing so much attention on Hollywood is what caused Trump to flub up the entire country. Sad.

  22. Henry Deas says:

    Yup!!! All about Trump, as usual

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