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Look who’s laughing now!
Steve Harvey, who famously flubbed the Miss Universe Pageant winner in 2015, was in all probability the one individual to let loose a sigh of aid when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty incorrectly introduced La La Land because the winner for Finest Image on the 2017 Oscars.
“When he walked out there and snatched that card out of Warren’s hand, that’s when I knew redemption was mine,” Harvey informed The Hollywood Reporter.
The second that La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz revealed the error, Harvey says he felt that he was “finally off the hook” for making an analogous mistake when he hosted the Miss Universe Pageant.
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And whereas Harvey nonetheless needed to face criticism and the embarrassment of his on-air mistake within the months (and even years) after his gaff—Jimmy Kimmel even jokingly blamed Harvey for the mix-up—he says he was comforted by the truth that it could possibly occur, even on the Oscars.
“The Oscars is the biggest night in Hollywood, and when they did it, I lit a cigar and drank a glass of scotch and celebrated,” he stated.
Within the days and weeks following the Oscar debacle, PricewaterhouseCooper’s accountant Brian Cullinan was discovered because the responsible wrongdoer, however in accordance with Harvey, “he ain’t endured nothing” in comparison with the threats he acquired from the nation he snubbed.
“See, the mistake I made was against a country named Colombia,” stated the funnyman.
He added, “They have some people down there—they are in a different business — so when you get threats, you gotta take it a little bit differently.”
Tune in to E! Sunday, Mar. four to look at the Countdown to the Pink Carpet: The 2018 Academy Awards particular at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT