Is that a joke?

Os­car mix up leads to funny memes, tweets

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT - BY THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

The best pic­ture Os­car blun­der prompted snick­er­ing from Ryan Gosling and a cas­cade of po­lit­i­cally tinged jokes on Twitter, with some even declar­ing Hil­lary Clin­ton the win­ner.

Billy Crys­tal tweeted : “Amaz­ing end­ing. Wish that had hap­pened on Elec­tion Day.’’ Seth MacFar­lane chimed in: “You know what the prob­lem is — mil­lions of Academy mem­bers voted il­le­gally.’’

The sar­casm started af­ter “La La Land’’ was wrongly an­nounced as the best pic­ture win­ner. The ac­tual win­ner was “Moon­light,’’ draw­ing a gig­gle from Gosling, who was on stage with the “La La Land’’ cast when the real win­ner was an­nounced.

Memes us­ing the Os­car win­ner en­ve­lope held up by “La La Land’’ pro­ducer Jor­dan Horowitz were edited to in­stead show ti­tles of films that have gar­nered lit­tle at­ten­tion from the Academy, in­clud­ing “Ernest Goes to Camp’’ and “Space Jam.’’

Other memes showed the pop­u­lar vote to­tals for the re­cent U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, with Clin­ton tal­ly­ing more bal­lots than Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump. An­other dis­played a photo of Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vlad­mir Putin, com­i­cally sug­gest­ing there was some sort of hack­ing in­volved in what’s be­come known as #en­velope­gate and #os­cars­fail.

The sports world dished out a few of its own jabs at the ex­pense of the Oscars snafu. Green Bay quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers tweeted : “Derek Zoolan­der is smil­ing some­where.’’ And the Twitter ac­count for the Ok­la­homa City Thunder re­peated the fi­nal score of their win Sun­day night, say­ing #nochange.

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