We don’t all look alike and our movie titles don’t all sound alike, but for some reason, during the 2017 Golden Globes, folks kept confusing two of the biggest Black movies of the year.
During Sunday night’s award show, Hollywood hot shots continued to mash up Hidden Figures and Fences for a nice remix called Hidden Fences.
For those of you who don’t know, Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson and tells the story of three African-American women who become the brains behind astronaut John Glenn’s launch into orbit.
Fences, on the other hand, is a play-turned-film starring Viola Davis and Denzel Washington. In the movie, Washington plays a sanitation worker in the 1950s who holds onto his dream of becoming a professional baseball player.
The movie shenanigans first started when Jenna Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, called Hidden Figures “Hidden Fences” while interviewing Pharrell on the red carpet. The producer was nominated for best original score. His reaction, by the way … priceless.
This red carpet correspondent speaking with Pharrell just said he was nominated for “Hidden Fences” look at his face 😭 pic.twitter.com/6QTOBH6qtO
— DK Uzoukwu (@DKuzLA) January 9, 2017
Michael Keaton also couldn’t quite get it together when he announced the nominees for Best Supporting Actress In a Motion Picture, also mistaking the films’ titles.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 9, 2017
Twitter had a complete field day with the flubs, drawing reactions from viewers across the country. Even actress Gabrielle Union couldn’t help but chime in.
And we can’t forget about the memes that instantly sparked on social media. Click to see how folks grabbed the mishap by the reigns and ran full speed with it. You might want to get a tissue to wipe the tears from laughing so hard.