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Forget ‘Envelopegate’ - here’s one Oscar fail that nobody has mentioned

PUBLISHED: 16:20 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 16:20 01 March 2017

Ryan Gosling reacts as the true winner of best picture is announced at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It was originally announced that

Ryan Gosling reacts as the true winner of best picture is announced at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It was originally announced that "La La Land" won, but the winner was actually, "Moonlight." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Why is nobody talking about this?

If you thought the La La Land/Moonlight fiasco was the only head-in-hands moment at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, then I’ve got some bad news for you.

No, I’m not talking about the equally cringe-inducing moment the very-much-alive producer Jan Chapman’s face appeared during the ceremony’s ‘in memoriam’ segment.

I’m not even talking about Nicole Kidman’s inability to clap like a human being at the ceremony.

I’m talking about the biggest flop of last year being handed an Academy Award.

It is regarded by most as one of the film industry’s highest honours, although opposition continues to grow with claims that films are fast becoming ‘Oscar bait’

But Suicide Squad, a comic-book mash-up with character’s including some kind of man-crocodile, probably didn’t set out to win Hollywood’s grandest prize.

And without even seeing it, I can tell you it didn’t deserve one.

The reviews were terrible, even from die-hard comic book fans.

But now like gum to a shoe, Oscar-winning will stick to heroic failure Suicide Squad - even if it was for the lesser-noticed ‘best make-up and hairstyling’.

Days later the shock has worn off, but I continue to ask myself, why can’t Nicole Kidman clap normally?

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