As the Academy Awards proved Sunday night, mistakes happen from time to time, and that’s enough to give Terrell Owens some hope.

The former NFL wide receiver missed out on Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement earlier this month, and his issues with HOF voters were publicized more than any of the actual players elected into the Hall.

But maybe TO can be the next “Moonlight.”

After Sunday night’s “Best Picture” debacle at The Oscars, Owens wondered whether maybe he actually made the Hall of Fame cut after all.

We don’t love his chances, but it’s a clever tweet if nothing else.

Despite ranking second in all-time receiving yards, eighth in receptions and fifth in overall touchdowns, Owens has to wait at least another year before getting to Canton.

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Thumbnail photo via San Francisco 49ers former player Terrell Owens on the sideline before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Candlestick Park.