Steve Harvey — Who Had His Own High-Profile Gala Disaster — Celebrates Oscars Fiasco With a Few Choice Wisecracks

Feb 27, 2017  •  Post A Comment

If anybody can identify with the embarrassment felt by Oscar presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway after they announced the wrong Best Picture winner Sunday night, it’s Steve Harvey.

Harvey had his own awards ceremony disaster not that long ago. When he was hosting the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, he inadvertently named the wrong woman as the winner of the pageant on the live telecast. In fact, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel made a reference to Harvey’s misstep during the on-stage chaos after “La La Land” was incorrectly named the winner of Best Picture — instead of “Moonlight,” the actual winner.

In the midst of the surreal moment on stage, as the scope of the disaster was becoming clear, Kimmel said: “Guys, this is very unfortunate, what happened.” Then he took the predictable, albeit timely, jab at Harvey: “Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.”

Harvey sent out a series of tweets today alluding to the Oscars calamity. In the first, he joked: “Good morning everybody! Went to sleep early last night. So… what I miss? #Oscars”

He later suggested Beatty get in touch for some counseling, tweeting: “Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this!”

Meanwhile, posts from other Twitter users goofing on the Oscars incident were showing up on Harvey’s account. Here’s an example …

(Twitter post)


  1. It may help all of these presenters if they would swallow their pride and put on a pair of glasses for reading.

    • That would be fair, except it was explained that Warren Beatty got the wrong card. It really wasn’t his fault, nor was it Faye Dunaway’s. It looked like he was being funny in real time by delaying the announcement in real time, but it turns out he had a feeling something was amiss because Emma Stone’s name was on it. Then, Faye bought into the idea he was delaying to be funny and just read off the movie listed on the card they got. Whoever handed them the card gave them the wrong one, as it turns out, a copy of the Best Actress card, and there are duplicates for each one.

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