What a night! Jimmy Kimmel was funny throughout, giving us the best Oscar night in ages. And then those final moments when chaos reigned supreme.
For one brief shining moment La La Land was the winner and suddenly it was over, declared fake news and Moonlight came up to bite it in the butt. A not unexpected outcome EXCEPT in the way that it happened.
Ryan Gosling wasn’t the least bit perturbed, finding the whole mess up resoundingly funny.
The wrong card was passed out, but how could that happen? The conspiracy theories began before the cameras clicked away. As I tweeted jokingly last night ...
We will get a congressional hearing on the @moonlightmov @LaLaLand fiasco before we get one on #trump Russia connection #Oscars #bestpicture— Chapter1-Take1 (@simcarter) February 27, 2017
For me the fiasco cements my wacky idea that the Oscars should be one big celebration of the top 5 or 10 films of the year. I know that can’t happen because we live in way too competitive a world but I’d still love to see an evening like that.
One of my favorite gifs from the night was this one below with Jimmy Kimmel and Warren Beatty both trying to explain what happened, the La La Land producer shaking his head while in the background we see Ryan Gosling striding across the stage, applauding, heading over to congratulate the Moonlight cast, with Emma Stone following.
And this one, showing the shock and happy disbelief on the faces of Moonlight directer Barry Jenkins and producer Adele Romanski.
That being said ... here's the complete list of winners. The winners are in bold type.