The Oscars’ Best Picture Blunder threw the night into chaos, and if anyone knows about awards show screw-ups, it’s Steve Harvey. HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned the Steve had flashbacks to his Miss Universe mistake and seeing it happen to someone else left him feeling horrible!
For Steve Harvey, 60, seeing Warren Beatty, 79, and Faye Dunaway, 79, announce the wrong Best Picture winner during the Feb. 26 event was like a punch to the gut, a source EXCLUSIVELY tells HollywoodLife.com. “He hopes that all that were involved understand that it was a mistake and that they can move on from it very quickly,” the insider close to the Family Feud host said, adding Steve “hopes that nobody feels miserable over the situation.”
“He feels like he wants to send flowers to everyone because even though he wasn’t a part of this situation, he lived it and is now reliving it all [over again,]” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. After all, before Warren and Faye wrongly awarded La La Land the Oscar (when Moonlight actually won), the biggest award show blunder was when Steve gave the 2015 Miss Universe crown to Miss Colombia when Miss Philippines was the actual winner.
“[Steve] knows how embarrassing and stressful that situation can become,” the source tells HollywoodLife.com. “He feels for everyone involved. He’s not looking to be roped into it all to relive bad memories [but] hopes that everyone accepts that accidents happen.”
He must have known that the moment it was revealed Warren and Faye had read the wrong name that fans would dredge up his Miss Universe flub. They sure did, as the Internet exploded with memes, comparing Steve to the Dick Tracy actor. Thankfully, Steve can rest easy, as both Warren and Faye are shrugging off this snafu. They both realized it wasn’t their fault and that they were given the wrong card.
Ultimately, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm in charge of the Oscar ballots, fell on the their sword and accepted the blame. “We sincerely apologize 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 company said. Maybe they should apologize to Steve for all the shade that’s being throw him way because of this?
What do you think about Steve feeling bad for the Oscars, HollywoodLifers? Did you immediately think of him after seeing the Best Picture mistake?