Steve Harvey After 2017 Oscars Best Picture Flub: "I Was Finally Off The Hook"
The Academy Awards Best Picture race is always one the most anticipated categories awards season. When La La Land and Moonlight went head-to-head at last year's Oscar ceremony, a mix-up occurred that seemingly only one person was happy about: Steve Harvey. The host game show Family Feud had previously made a major mistake when presenting the winner the 2015 Miss Universe competition, accidentally crowning Miss Colombia when she had not actually gained the honor. The error can be attributed to the production the show, including the direction teleprompters or the creation cue cards handed to the host.
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Regardless, the show went down in history as one the most embarrassing moments in live television. It was doubtful that the moment would be overtaken, but somehow, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway flubbed the winner the most important category the Academy Awards, giving the award to La La Land when Moonlight had actually triumphed. Steve Harvey had previously kept quiet about the situation, but he recently commented to The Hollywood Reporter that he was ecstatic when the mistake took place, saying: "The Oscars is the biggest night in Hollywood, and when they did it, I lit a cigar and drank a glass scotch and celebrated. I was free! Thank you, God!"
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Harvey continues that he felt released by the production errors that had plagued him at the Miss Universe ceremony and, we can't blame him as the Oscars are one the biggest platforms for the celebration film excellence. Steve can finally breathe following that fateful night. Read more here.