Steve Harvey jokes that the Oscars' Best Picture flub let him 'off the hook' while hosting Miss Universe 2017

Steve Harvey was ready for the comparisons between his infamous Miss Universe mix-up and this year's Oscars Best Picture flub, where Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway accidentally announced that La La Land was the year's Best Picture, instead of the correct winner, Moonlight.

During the announcement of the top 16 contestants of the 2017 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, the Family Feud host called out the mistake for its similarity to his own blunder in 2015, when he announced Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner, when it was supposed to be Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.

"I'll tell you what I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend. I'm grateful for the Oscars. 'Cause it let me off the hook," he joked. "So, you can sit here and act like you didn't see what Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway did, but it got me off the hook."

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LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: Television personality and host Steve Harvey (L) speaks with Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters after she is named a top 16 finalist during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: Miss South Africa 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is named a top 16 finalist during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 26, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA MARCH 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned as Miss South Africa 2017 with her are Boipelo Mabe and Ad�van Heerden during the crowning of Miss SA 2017 beauty pageant at Sun City Superbowl on March 26, 2017 in Rustenburg, South Africa. South Africas national beauty pageant grand finale. From its inception, the Miss South Africa pageant has attracted thousands of beautiful, empowered women from across the nation. (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA MARCH 26: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned as Miss South Africa 2017 with her are Boipelo Mabe and Ad�van Heerden during the crowning of Miss SA 2017 beauty pageant at Sun City Superbowl on March 26, 2017 in Rustenburg, South Africa. South Africas national beauty pageant grand finale. From its inception, the Miss South Africa pageant has attracted thousands of beautiful, empowered women from across the nation. (Photo by Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 18: (SOUTH AFRICA OUT) Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters during the 2017 Fairlady Women of the Future Awards held at the Summer Place on August 18, 2017 in Sandton, South Africa. The awards by Fairlady womens magazine, in partnership with Santam, recognises innovative and hardworking South African females. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / John Liebenberg)
BRAAMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 12: (SOUH AFRICA OUT) Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and Romeo Khumalo during Trevor Noahs show at the Johannesburg Theatre on August 12, 2017 in Braamfontein, South Africa. Noah entertained guests at the event, exclusively organized by M-NET. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sunday Times / John Liebenberg)
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The comedian continued, claiming his mistake was a little more understandable than the Moonlight/La La Land flub.

"Let me explain something to you: Moonlight don't sound nothing like La La Land. Nothing," he added. "There wasn't but two movies to pick from, and they got it wrong. My mistake at least involved 80 other countries."

In fairness to Beatty and Dunaway, there were actually nine movies to choose from, and, as was discovered after the chaos, they had been handed the wrong envelope.

But Harvey has a good sense of humor about the mistake overall. He joked with Wurtzbach -- a judge at this year's pageant -- during the show, saying, "Everyone's waiting on the big moment at the end, to see if I get it right!"

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Steve Harvey arrives at the '6th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards', 9/2/00, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, Ca.
Steve Harvey during 'Original Kings of Comedy' Los Angeles Premiere at Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
6th February 2000: Headshot of American actor and comedian Steve Harvey at the American Comedy Awards, Shrine Exposition Center, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Bergman/Fotos International/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and Entertainer of the Year at the 32nd NAACP Image Awards at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, Ca. 3/3/01. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images).
Hosts Steve Harvey and Cedric 'The Entertainer' share a laugh during the 1st Annual BET Awards June 19, 2001 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Steve Harvey & Wife during 'The Score' Los Angeles Premiere at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
395834 03: Comedian Steve Harvey performs at The Comedy Garden October 13, 2001 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Getty Images)
Co-hosts Steve Harvey and Cedric 'The Entertainer' at the 2nd Annual BET Awards nominations press conference held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, May 14, 2002. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Host Steve Harvey performs during a taping of BET's 2nd Annual Celebration of Gospel on January 26, 2002 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. The show is scheduled to air at 9PM EST on February 19, 2002 on the BET Network. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Steve Harvey at the 15th Essence Awards held at the Universal Amphitheatre in Irvine, Ca., May 31, 2002. (photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Fox)
Host Steve Harvey during 2003 Essence Awards - Show at The Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for Essence Entertainment)
Steve Harvey presents. during The 17th Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring Denzel Washington - Show and Backstage at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 23: Comeidan Steve Harvey attends the 3rd Annual Black Entertainement Telelvision Awards, Smirnoff Ice Triple Black Lounge, where Distinctive Assets gave gifts to the artists and celebrites attending the event at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel complex in Hollywood on June 23, 2003 Hollywood, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 7: Actor Steve Harvey speaks at Earth, Wind & Fire's induction into the Hollywood RockWalk of Fame at Guitar Center July 7, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey during The Comedy Store Hosts Celebrity Fundraiser for the Heartfelt Foundation - Show at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Schwartz/WireImage)
Reba McEntire and Steve Harvey (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for The WB Network)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 29: Actor/Comedian Steve Harvey presents on stage at the 2004 Black Entertainment Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on June 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey, Lisa Leslie and Magic Johnson during Magic Johnson's 2004 Celebrity and All-Star Game at The Forum in Inglewood, California, United States. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Actor Tracee Ellis Ross and comedian Steve Harvey perform during the rehearsals for the first-ever BET Comedy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium on September 27, 2004 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Mo'Nique and Steve Harvey during 6th Annual BET Awards - Backstage and Audience at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 23: Actor Steve Harvey attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of J&R Express in Macy's Herald Square on August 23, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey attends Lincoln After Dark at the Contemporary Arts Center on July 4, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Brian McKnight and Steve Harvey attend Lincoln After Dark at the Contemporary Arts Center on July 4, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 17: Actor/comedian Steve Harvey speaks at the launch party for the new Steve Harvey Morning Show at The Conga Room at L.A. Live on August 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/WireImage)
ATLANTA - AUGUST 21: Comedians Steve Harvey and Monique attend Carol's Daughter Atlanta store opening charity benefit for the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) at Lenox Square Mall on August 21, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 10: Marjorie Harvey and comedian Steve Harvey attend the 2010 Soul Train Awards at the Cobb Energy Center on November 10, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Comedian Steve Harvey and Marjorie Harvey attend 'The Next R&b Star' Launch Party at Woodruff Arts Center on March 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 30: Actress LisaRaye McCoy (2nd-R) star of TV One reality show 'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy' and debuting the new season April 7 and new VH1 series 'Single Ladies' premiering June 6, stands with (L-R) Carla Ferrell, Steve Harvey, Shirley Strawberry and Thomas Miles during a photo opportunity on the set of the Steve Harvey Morning Show on March 30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The segment will air on the radio on Wednesday, April 6 at 8:29am and will be televised on The Steve Harvey Project Tuesday, April 12, at 9:00pm on Centric. (Photo by Ben Rose/WireImage for TV One)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Comedian Steve Harvey and Marjorie Harvey attend the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Steve Harvey Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Wynton Harvey, Karli Harvey, Morgan Harvey, Marjorie Harvey, comedian Steve Harvey, Lori Harvey, Brandi Harvey and Jason Harvey attend the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani, Wall Street on April 4, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Steve Harvey Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Humanitarian Award Recipient Steve Harvey arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 09: Steve Harvey performs during the 2011 Comedy Gospel Tour at Bridgestone Arena on April 9, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Beth Gwinn/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 13: Host Steve Harvey speaks onstage during the ninth annual Ford Hoodie Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center August 13, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Hoodie Awards)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Susan L. Taylor, Steve Harvey and Marjorie Harvey attend The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Girls Who Rule The World Mid-Year Recap on September 11, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation)
ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 12: Steve Harvey looks on during the game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 12, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Steve Harvey and wife Marjorie Harvey attend Atlanta Premiere of 'Think Like a Man' at Regal Atlantic Station on April 3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 617 -- Pictured: (l-r) Steve Harvey, Jimmy Fallon -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: TV personality Steve Harvey and wife Marjorie Harvey attend the 'Think Like a Man' screening at the AMC Empire 25 theater on April 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 04: TV /Radio personality Steve Harvey and wife Marjorie Harvey walk the blue carpet at the 10th Annual Ford Hoodie Awards at MGM Garden Arena on August 4, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13: Comedian Steve Harvey Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13: Samuel L. Jackson (L) and Steve Harvey attend the ceremony honoring Steve Harvey with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame held on May 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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TODAY -- Pictured: Steve Harvey appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW -- Episode 2146 -- Pictured: Steve Harvey and 'Men of the Strip' dancers -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 09: Steve Harvey attends the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey at the Phillips Arena on August 9, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Ford Neighborhood Awards)
ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 09: Steve Harvey and Marjorie Harvey attend the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards at Philips Arena on August 9, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Charissa Thompson (L) interviews Steve Harvey during his visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on February 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
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