Monday, February 27, 2017

Crazy Oscars

I cannot believe it, the Oscars had a Steve Harvey moment! The award for Best Picture was incorrectly given first to La La Land before this major faux pas was chaotically addressed and the award was then given to the correct winner, Moonlight. The crazy thing was that this mistake was only made clear after all the speeches were completed. Wow. I am impressed at how positively La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz took it. You could sense he was really upset by this major flub and yet he had the maturity to say that he would be "really proud to hand this to my friends from Moonlight", referring to the trophy. And here you thought that the world had learned from that major Miss Universe blunder. Some people might just get fired for this major snafu.

Another gaffe happened in one of the most poignant moments of the show, the In Memoriam segment, which paid tribute to artists we've lost in the last year. The incomparable Sara Bareilles sang an emotionally stirring rendition of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now. However, as it turned out, a mistake was made when the photo of a living woman, Jan Chapman, was shown to represent Janet Patterson. Oh dear. Looks like more heads will roll.

On a more positive note, Meryl Streep was recognized for her 20th Oscar nomination in a humor-injected tribute (check out the twitter post and video below). After Jimmy Kimmel asked Meryl to stand up, she received a standing ovation from the star-studded audience. Amazing!

I am also really happy that Zootopia, which is quite possibly my second favorite animated film of all time, received the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.


While we are on the topic of animated films, I also really loved Kubo and the Two Strings so I am happy that this animated film from LAIKA has gotten its fair share of accolades, including the BAFTA award for Best Animated Film. Cool!

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