The most cringeworthy part of last year’s Academy Awards was when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture.
It wasn’t their fault, someone backstage gave Beatty the envelope for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Stone, La La Land) instead of the envelope for Best Picture (Moonlight).
Here’s what happened last year
Design and typography experts were quick to point out that the layout and tiny fonts on last year’s envelopes could have caused the goof up. This year, to avoid any kind of confusion, the Academy ensured that the envelopes were labeled with huge fonts.
This year’s envelopes
— Andrea Mandell (@AndreaMandell) March 5, 2018
Anyone else appreciate how they changed the design of the #Oscars envelopes to make it ridiculously clear what the envelope's category was? A design flaw they probably should have fixed ages ago. pic.twitter.com/20XN7MaAah
— Madeline A.D. Brewer (@madelineab) March 5, 2018
The envelope stack is getting smaller. Each time the accountant hands off an envelope to a presenter she says, “Confirming this is the envelope for (category name).” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/0AcJhGioxt
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) March 5, 2018
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) March 5, 2018
— Savortooth (@Savor_Tooth) March 5, 2018
The #Oscars spending a solid ten seconds of airtime zooming in on that “Best Picture” envelope with the huge font is basically just a way to be blameless… just in case.
— Emma Woolfrey (@emmawoolfrey) March 5, 2018
That Best Picture envelope they showed was so clearly and distinctly labeled, like they found the most prominent font that exists ???? #Oscars
— lauren lowry (@loveandthelike) March 5, 2018
— Variety (@Variety) March 5, 2018
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