The Week Contest
This week’s question: The Oscars Best Picture debacle—in which La La Land was wrongly announced as the winner, instead of Moonlight—may have happened because the person responsible for handing out the winning envelopes was busy tweeting. Can you think of how a classic movie could be renamed to reflect this embarrassing mix-up?
Last week’s contest: An online obituary in which a family described the deceased as a selfish, “abusive” man whose life served no “obvious purpose” recently went viral. If an entrepreneur were to start a company that provided brutally honest obituaries and eulogies, what would it be called?
THE WINNER: Screweulogies
Douglas McCormick, New York City
SECOND PLACE: R.I.P. Him to Shreds Peter Smith, Los Angeles
THIRD PLACE: The Final Roasting Place Bruce Curley, Browerville, Minn.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Oscars error” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, March 7. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, March 10. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.