US President Donald Trump blamed Hollywood for being too obsessed about him rather than running a smooth show, when the Oscars ended with a confusion on the best picture.
Trump had been the victim of light-hearted jokes, strong debate and criticism through the entire show night for his immigrant policies and the Mexican border wall.
Host Jimmy Kimmel trolled the President via Twitter during the live broadcast and mocked the commander-in-chief's criticism of screen icon Meryl Streep.
In an Oval Office interview with Breitbart News, Trump said Oscars organizers had taken their eyes off the ball because they "were focused so hard on politics."
"It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars," he told the news portal, which was previously managed by Steve Bannon, who now serves as Trump's chief White House strategist.
"It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening. I've been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad."
Trump's comments came after Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly presented the best picture award as the show was ending with everyone anticipating for the big deal of the night. The award was announced to “La La Land," when "Moonlight" was the real winner.
The mix up of the result has been described as one of the most embarrassing moments in Oscars history.
With the dust settling on the controversy, the finger of blame is pointed at PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Brian Cullinan, who was responsible, along with colleague Martha Ruiz, for ensuring that each awards presenter was handed the correct envelope.
Cullinan pulled the envelope that was supposed to be for best picture winner from the wrong pile, the company said.
"He is very upset about this mistake. And it is also my mistake, our mistake and we all feel very bad," said Tim Ryan, PwC's US chairman, according to trade magazine Variety.
Trump doesn't explain in the interview why he thinks the jokes at his expense led to the unrelated error, and it is unclear if he watched the show.
"I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That's gone, thanks to him!" Kimmel had scoffed.