Regarding the world of celebrity and popular culture, 2017 started on a somewhat hilarious note that kind of foreshadowed just how fucked up this year in pop culture was going to get. Of course, I’m talking about the Oscars!
At the 2017 Oscars back in January, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway now famously announced the winner of Best Picture as La La Land…even though it was Moonlight.
Of course this was a total mixture of being both hilarious AND tragic, as the team behind La La Land took to the stage to receive the most prestigious award in American cinema, only to actually look in the envelope and see that they hadn’t won at all, but Moonlight had.
The team behind La La Land are obviously better people than me, because I would’ve opened that shit, seen Moonlight, closed it up, accepted the award, then burned the damn envelope. I’m Blac Chyna petty like that, plus no one takes an award (or a pizza) from Krysta Fitzpatrick!
As it turns out, someone had handed Faye the Best Actress envelope, and Emma Stone had won for La La Land, so when she opened the envelope the only movie title she saw there was La La Land, and Faye Dunaway is old af, so I totally understand why the whole confusion happened.
While this certainly doesn’t fall under a feel good moment of 2017, it’s definitely super noteworthy and funny and will probably go down in the Oscars’ history books as one of the biggest fuck-ups in Oscar history. You know, other than Halle Berry winning Best Actress in 2001 or whatever year Crash won Best Picture. I mean, that shit was just an absolute mess. A movie with Ryan Phillipee winning Best Picture at the Oscars? Unless it’s Cruel Intentions, I don’t think so!