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A Tweet Showing The New Vs. Old Oscars Envelope Is Going Viral Because It Shows Why They Messed Up So Badly In 2017

A Tweet Showing The New Vs. Old Oscars Envelope Is Going Viral Because It Shows Why They Messed Up So Badly In 2017

The year was 2017.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got engaged.

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Kendall Jenner ushered in world peace by giving a Pepsi to a police officer.

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And they announced the wrong Best Picture at the Oscars.

Person holding an envelope and Oscar award with a card stating "MOONLIGHT" as Best Picture, names Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner as producers
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Yes, that mess.

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If you remember, presenters accidentally said that La La Land won the award and then quickly realized it was actually Moonlight.

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Now a post showing the old vs. new envelope is going viral because it shows how they've changed things up since then.

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This was the old envelope:

Oscars card reading Emma Stone "La La Land" for Best Actress held up

And here is the new one:

Hand holding an envelope labeled "ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE" with "EMMA STONE" and "OSCARS" written inside

As you can see, they changed the font and size:

Two hands holding an Oscar envelope for "Actress in a Leading Role" with "Emma Stone" and "Poor Things" written inside

They also moved the category to the top of the envelope:

Top: a hand holding an Oscar's "La La Land" Best Actress card; bottom: a card reading "Actress in a Leading Role, Emma Stone, Poor Things"

It's just much more streamlined.

Top: "Oscars Emma La Land" Best Actress card; bottom: "Actress in a Leading Role, Emma Stone, Poor Things" on an Oscar envelope

As this person said, "I feel like the new version just makes so much more sense, like duh."

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