The truth is out there. Many people believe that there is a deeper conspiracy behind the Oscars Envelopegate scandal, because obviously, there is no other possible explanation. The 2017 Academy Awards ended with a twist that could only come from the mind of an award-winning screenwriter or an extremely high-up member of a secret organization: the wrong winner for Best Picture was announced. While all the noise and chaos of La La Land losing soon gave way to a much-deserved win by Moonlight, many questions still remained. How did this happen? Is Warren Beatty to blame, was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was he a handpicked scapegoat? Was this a mere accident or is there something more nefarious afoot? The world needs — nay, the world demands — answers.
Consider this for a moment: while the mix-up did rob Moonlight of the acknowledgement it deserves, it still ensured that the film got the most dramatic win possible, a fitting feat for one of the most groundbreaking films to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Through image analysis, I would like to put forth the theory that this stunt was not an error in envelopes, but a carefully executed plan to pull off the greatest Oscars flub of all time and frame poor Warren Beatty as the fall guy for the powers that be. Let's take a look at the evidence.
Exhibit A: The Envelope
Here's what we know: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway both had their hands on the envelope when Faye announced that La La Land was the winner of Best Picture. This picture of the two reading the card inside seems innocent enough, but our expert team of tech hackers has managed to find a telling secret hidden inside the envelope. This is what happens when you enhance the above image:
My God. It was in right front of us all along.
Exhibit B: The False Card
It's now known that there were two envelopes in play on that fateful Sunday night. One envelope had the winner for Best Actress, and the other was the envelope for Best Film. However, the envelope that Warren Beatty brought out on stage with him shows a game-changing clue when enhanced by our tech team.
It's worse than I though. First the election, now this? When will Russia stop?
Exhibit C: The Man In The Control Room
The entire world saw what happened onstage at the Oscars on the chilly February evening when history was made — but what was happening behind the scenes? Upon the announcement, panic set in and it seemed that no one knew what was going on. But this piece of evidence shows that someone backstage may have had an ulterior motive.
A scorned television host out to frame others and make sure he wasn't responsible the biggest onscreen mix-up of the 21st century? Survey says: Absolutely.
Exhibit D: The Card Read 'Round The World
One of the most iconic images of the whole event was of La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz holding up the proper card that said that Moonlight was the true winner of Best Picture. However, despite all the cameras on him it seems that no one took a close look at the card. Take a gander at what you'll see when the image is enhanced:
It's all starting to come together. Russia, Steve Harvey, The Illuminati, whatever it was that Nicole Kidman was doing with her hands — of course it's all connected, there's no way it couldn't be!
Exhibit E: The Real Mastermind
However, there's still one major missing piece to this puzzle that was right under our collective nose the whole time. In the mix-up between La La Land leaving the stage and Moonlight stepping up, a lot of bodies occupied the Oscar stage. It was incredibly easy for someone to blend in unnoticed and hit 'em up. There was more than enough mess for someone to switch the envelopes, hang out backstage, and then go onstage in the confusion to mock everyone by hiding in plain sight.
A mastermind like that would have to be someone brilliant, someone cunning, someone with ambitionz – perhaps az a ridah. Just feast your eyes on who you see when you enhance this image:
All eyez were on him, and yet nobody could see that Tupac was not only alive, but hiding amongst the Moonlight producers. It's obvious that Tupac was either in hiding for over two decades or, more likely, that he was summoned from the dead to ensure that Moonlight would take home the biggest prize of the night in the most dramatic fashion possible.
Even though it's all crystal-clear, here's a brief recap: The Russian wing of the Illuminati made sure that Steve Harvey would be in the control room so that when Nicole Kidman's clap brought Tupac back to life, he would be able to switch the envelopes unnoticed. But even though we know how it happened, there's still no telling as to why these people went to such lengths to pull off the greatest switcheroo of all time.
There's also a chance that it could've all been a simple mistake, and that there's no grand conspiracy here. If I'm being honest, the Tupac-Kidman-Harvey-Russia-Illuminati theory holds a bit more weight than that, but I can't make up your mind for you. All I can do is present you with the evidence. You'll have to make up your own mind about what really happened on Oscar night.