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Winning: Social media flooded with Hillary jokes after last night’s Oscars gaffe

Winning: Social media flooded with Hillary jokes after last night’s Oscars gaffe
Filmmaker Barry Jenkins said he couldn't believe that "Moonlight" had won.

Last night at the Oscars, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read the wrong card and announced that La La Land won the Oscar for Best Picture. A representative for the ballot tabulators rushed to the stage to correct them: Moonlight had actually won the highest honors at the Academy Awards.

As some people noted on social media, if only this were possible for the elections in November:

He wasn’t the only person to make the same haha-no-really quip.

But in the end, just like on election night, even ABC was surprised by what happened.

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