Steve Harvey knows all too well what it’s like to completely screw up a perfect night.
Harvey committed the ultimate blunder back in 2015 when he accidentally announced the wrong winner for Miss Universe. So because Harvey has lived through the pain of practically ruining somebody’s moment, he is forced to be a shoulder for Warren Beatty.
During Sunday night’s Academy Awards, Beatty announced the wrong winner for the biggest category of the night. While unveiling the Oscar for Best Picture, Warren named La La Land as the big winner. But after a handful of acceptance speeches, tears and a lot of smiles, it was revealed Moonlight actually won.
And just like Harvey, Beatty blamed the card. Hmmmm.
On Monday morning, after giving Beatty some time to process how his next several days are about to play out, Steve reached out to the actor via Twitter, writing: “Call me Warren Beatty. I can help you get through this!”
Steve also addressed Warren’s mixup on his radio show, saying: “Yeah, I know all about this. I know more than anyone else in the world about this. I am the creator of these moments. The epicurean of this.”
The 60-year-old continued, “Because Warren made a mistake, does he have to die? Should he lose his life? Y’all wanna kill him? Well he needs security because of this.”
He added, “Me and Warren handled it great. It’s me and Warren’s thing. We handled it great. At least the producers of the Oscars walked out with him… and they corrected the mistake on the night.”
As for Sunday’s actual mixup, it turns out a duplicate copy for Best Actress was handed to Beatty and co-presenter, Faye Dunaway. Emma Stone’s name was on the envelope, but despite confusion being brushed across Beatty’s face, they just decided to go with, “La La Land.”
Needless to say, it was the best moment of the night.