People are still making an embarrassing movie gaffe at the Oscars

The INSIDER Summary

• People editor in chief Jess Cagle accidentally made a mention to “Hidden Fences,” a non-existent movie at the Oscars.
• “Hidden Fences” is a mashup of two best picture nominees “Hidden Figures” and “Fences.”
• The slipup first occurred earlier this year at the Golden Globes.

It’s the gaffe that just won’t go away.

While covering the red carpet for the Academy Awards, People editor in chief Jess Cagle referred to a non-existent movie called “Hidden Fences,” a mix of this year’s Best Picture nominees “Hidden Figures” and “Fences.”

I knew we’d get our #HiddenFences before the night was over. #Oscars
— Travon Free (@Travon) February 27, 2017

“You happen to have these extraordinary movies like ‘Hidden Fences’ and ‘Moonlight’ all coming out this year,” Cagle started to say.

He then immediately corrected himself, but Twitter still had a field day with it:

The first slipup happened during the Golden Globes, when Jenna Bush Hager uttered the name. The mistake was repeated again by Michael Keaton later that night. 

We’re still not sure what “Hidden Fences” is, but we look forward to seeing it whenever it comes out in theatres.

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