That’s how this morning the Oscars people decided to pull a Steve Harvey on us when they realised Meryl wasn’t winning and so was not going to piss Trump off; the red carpet wasn’t burning up and there was no flask-holding Rihanna.
Blame David Dobrik for planting that idea in our minds or is it Leonardo Di Caprio that pulled an inception? You know what.. it doesn’t matter. The Oscars people got their cards mixed up and almost gave the Best Picture Award to La La Land instead of the
blackful rightful winner, Moonlight.
Several conspiracy theories and theses-worthy #BlackLivesMatter victory explanations after, we are here and it’s an Accounting firm that is tendering apologies for the gaffe.
“We sincerely apologise to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. 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.”
Please who has time for this?
You just imagine that this had happened in Nigeria. Moonlight people would not have allowed the gaffe last as long as it did because, in Nigeria, the “winners” would have known about the fact of their win before the dates for the award are announced.
In fact you don’t need to imagine. Remember that time that the Headies people did not expect to start a feud and awarded Reekado Banks with the Next Rated award in 2015 and gave us the most interesting start to the year 2016. Remember how Olamide dropped the mike and walked off the venue because his Adekunle Gold was “snubbed”.
Trust Nigerians, we’d have settled the scores there and then on the stage and the organisers won’t even feel any need to apologise. Right now, it’s the either the makers of Moonlight or La La Land that will be apologising.
Because in Nigeria, weknow exactly how to “leave trash for LAWMA”.
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