The 89th annual academy award “Oscars” ceremony was thrown into turmoil when Donald Trump was mistakenly awarded the best actor prize for his role as president of La La Land.
“This is very embarrassing, we have no idea how it happened,” a spokesman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which awards the Oscars told Rochdale Herald sister paper The Hollywood Couchster.
“Obviously there is no way that Trump could have received such a prestigious acting award,” he said. “He clearly is really the “President of La La Land”, in real life. He is clearly incapable of learning his lines – a must do for any actor,” he added.
Sadly for the organizers, and Aslongastheprice-Isright-Waterhouse-Coopers who were responsible for scribbling the names of the winners on bits of paper and shoving them in envelopes, the mistake wasn’t discovered until after Trump had taken to the podium to make a typically modest acceptance speech.
A speech in which he thanked his uncle John Trump who both mentored his nephew and coached him in his early acting roles as a spoiled brat who was expelled from school and forced to work for his billionaire father to make ends meet.
“My uncle was a great professor and scientist and engineer, Dr. John Trump at MIT. Good genes, very good genes, OK? Very smart: the Wharton School of Finance, very good, very smart. You know, if you’re a conservative Republican—if I were a liberal, if, like, OK, if I ran as a liberal Democrat, they would say I’m one of the smartest people anywhere in the world—it’s true!” he said grinning broadly and glowing radiantly orange under the glare of the spotlights.
“My fingers are long and beautiful, as, it has been well documented, are various other parts of my body,” he added licking a tiny finger to pat down a stray hank of toupee on the statuette in his hands before making a time honoured gesture with the same finger, to master of ceremonies Frank Kinnel.
“One of the most over-rated MCs in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but dared to poke fun at my tweets,” he muttered clasping the Oscar statuette to his chest before he was dragged from the stage shrieking “Mine, Mine, Mine !” as a somewhat bemused Kinnel tried to explain the mistake to the assembled glitterati.
Although clearly an embarrassing incident for the Academy, it does however pale in comparison to the 1940 awards when a star struck Adolf Hitler succeeded in sneaking into the ceremony cunningly disguised as Charlie
Chaplin and making off with the four Oscars Chaplin should have been awarded for Best Film, Best Original Screen Play, Best Director and Best actor for “The Great Dictator” while dancing across the stage with an inflatable singing “Springtime for Hitler and Germany”, the song later made famous by Mel Brooks in his 1968 film, The Producers.
Speaking to the Rochdale Herald about Trump’s performance Brooks confirmed that he was in awe of the orange faced clown.
“Look I told you already two weeks ago I quit – I can’t compete with this guy, he’s just too good,” he said.