So the Oscars were last night, and I wholeheartedly enjoyed them. They were just political enough in the sense that 1) it’s important for them to be political, and 2) but Jesus Christ let’s take a break from this shit for just ONE night and celebrate some good movies, you know?
Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Viola Davis, and Mahershala Ali all won acting awards, and La La Land won Best Picture…EXCEPT IT DIDN’T! Moonlight did! However, La La Land did win for like a minute. It was a whole thing.
Legendary actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the Best Picture award, however, they were handed the wrong envelope when they were going onto the stage. Instead of the Best Picture envelope, they were given a copy of the Best Actress award envelope as there are doubles of every envelope for each side of the stage. Emma Stone had won for La La Land, so when Warren opened the envelope and showed it to Faye, the only movie name she saw there was La La Land. The audience could see Warren mouthing to her ‘It says Emma Stone’, but it was too late! The cast and production team of La La Land had taken to the stage to accept their award.
Then, this happened:
At first, I thought this was like at the Grammys when Adele, the quintessential white chick (no, that’s not true, that would be Taylor Swift, but white girls DO love Adele) said Album of the Year belonged to Beyoncé, the quintessential black chick. I feel like at first a lot of people thought that’s what was going on, but NOPE, Moonlight had legit won Best Picture! People were obviously shocked but MAN, what a crazy Oscar moment!
I was really pleased with the Oscars overall, but there are a few things I would like to point out:
- How the FUCK did that song from La La Land beat out ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana?! I mean, aside from being a JAM and one of the best Disney ballads of all time, it would have made Lin Manuel Miranda the youngest person to ever have the EGOT which would have been super cool.
- What’s the deal with Nicole Kidman’s clapping?! SERIOUSLY?! You know that episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hush? The one with those creepy guys The Gentleman? Them clapping in that episode is how Nicole Kidman looked clapping at the Oscars. Weird af.
3. Brie Larson who won Best Actress last year had to present Casey Affleck with the Best Actor statue. Brie is a HUGE advocate for survivors of sexual assault, and Casey Affleck famously had numerous sexual harassment suits filed against him back in 2010. Not only did Brie look pissed AF when she opened the envelope and saw his name, she did NOT applaud him, and her coldness towards him was majorly evident. Bad bitch alert! Yas Queen.