Oscars: Steve Harvey Tells Warren Beatty, "Call Me," After Best Picture Snafu
"Went to sleep early last night. So... what I miss?" the 'Family Feud' host joked.
Steve Harvey feels for Warren Beatty, and he let the veteran actor know he was there for him following a massive blunder at Sunday's 89th Academy Awards.
Beatty and his Bonnie and Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway presented best picture award, and due to a snafu they said La La Land won when actually Moonlight was the true victor.
Shocked viewers immediately took to social media to express their surprise and joke about the mistake, many pointing to comedian Steve Harvey, who had a similar experience when he hosted the December 2015 Miss Universe pageant.
That night, the Family Feud host mistakenly announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez, as the winner, then had to reverse and say the real winner was Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.
Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel even joked amid the mix-up, "I blame Steve Harvey for this."
Harvey hopped on Twitter Monday morning and spoke out to Beatty and the rest of his 3.4 million followers.
"Good morning everybody! Went to sleep early last night. So... what I miss?" He tweeted. "Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this!"
He also tweeted for his fans to tune into his morning radio show. "YOU KNOW I have something to say," he added.
While Beatty bore the brunt of the criticism for Sunday's Oscar mistake — likely the largest in the award show's history — but it was not his fault. The accounting firm in charge of the ballot-counting process said in a statement late Sunday that "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."
Still, the Internet had a ball with the screw-up and countless memes and gifs were created making fun of the moment and some of those involved.
Good morning everybody! Went to sleep early last night. So... what I miss? #Oscars— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) February 27, 2017
Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this! #Oscars— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) February 27, 2017