Feb 292016
 
Whoopi Goldberg Mistaken for Oprah, Sandy Powell Mistaken for Tilda Swinton at the Oscars
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In a series of unfortunate events, both Whoopi Goldberg and Sandy Powell were grossly misidentified at the 2016 Oscars.

First, entertainment giant E! News spent a solid segment covering “Tilda Swinton’s” colorful ensemble, fans cocking their heads as Cinderella costume designer Sandy Powell posed on their screens.

The accomplished designer has won three Oscars, and is once again up this year for Best Achievement in Costume Design for both Cinderella and Carol.

Whoopi Goldberg Mistaken for Oprah, Sandy Powell Mistaken for Tilda Swinton at the Oscars
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Following the blunder, Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg was mistaken for that of Oprah Winfrey, which…there are no words to accurately describe.

Whoopi Goldberg Mistaken for Oprah, Sandy Powell Mistaken for Tilda Swinton at the Oscars
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Makeup and aesthetics site Total Beauty later apologized for their live-tweeting blunder.

The gaff was especially painful given this year’s racial controversy, spurred by a perceived snub of minority thespians after no actors of color received nods for the show’s 20 major categories.

The issue has inspired celebs the likes of Will Smith and Spike Lee to refrain from attending the ceremony.

Here’s hoping the rest of the night goes smoothly.

Whoopi Goldberg Mistaken for Oprah, Sandy Powell Mistaken for Tilda Swinton at the Oscars
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Whoopi Goldberg Mistaken for Oprah, Sandy Powell Mistaken for Tilda Swinton at the Oscars
Source: Zimbio

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