Donald Trump Blames Oscars Fail On Show's Political Tone
- Author: Zachary Reyes Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 13:55
"In a shocking Oscars finale, Moonlight is named Best Picture but only after they gave the award to La La Land..."
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the task of announcing the night's biggest award, best picture, and they took their sweet time about it. Mr Ryan said: "There's a stack for the back-ups and the ones that are not the back-ups, and he took from the wrong stack". But, as he later explained, he was genuinely confused by the envelope, which read "Emma Stone, 'La La Land.' (Moments earlier, Stone had accepted the best actress award for the musical)".
President Donald Trump, a focal point of numerous jokes and comments during the show, offered a different take on why the end of the show went so badly.
After sweeping its seven nominations at last month's Golden Globes, "La La Land" is poised for an even bigger haul Sunday after tying an Oscars record with 14 nominations.
In fact, the Best Picture Oscar belonged to Moonlight. "But we're all so excited for 'Moonlight.' I think it's one of the best films of all time, so I was pretty beside myself".
The 3-hour-plus telecast is expected to resemble one very glitzy protest against U.S. President Donald Trump.
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"During the middle of the "La La Land" producers" acceptance speeches, the truth was discovered when Oscar workers rushed to the stage.
Netizens have been busy with memes and GIFs referencing Beatty's blub and we can't blame them, after all, host Jimmy Kimmel himself couldn't help but crack a joke on the incident saying: "Guys".
- Around 3,000 Oscars have been handed out since 1929, and it takes around three months to produce a batch of 50 statuettes. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel said he will make sure Matt Damon doesn't get on stage.
"La La Land" cast and crew quickly learned they were erroneously awarded the Best Picture honor.
While viewers could clearly see the look of shock and confusion on the faces of the producers, actors and directors gathered on the stage, the true magic was happening off screen in an audience comprised of Manchester by the Sea stars Michelle Williams and Best Actor victor Casey Affleck, Meryl Streep, Mel Gibson and David Oyelowo. We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances.
Commotion broke out as "La La Land" producers accept the award for Best Picture.
Kimmel's opening monologue was preceded by a performance by singer Justin Timberlake, who kicked off the show with a burst of energy with a performance of his hit song "Can't Stop The Feeling", which appeared in the 2016 movie "Trolls" and which was nominated for the Oscar for best original song.