A few years ago I made myself a goal of one day watching all of the best picture nominees before the Oscars. Last year I saw half of them and this year I set my mind to it, and watched the last one the day before the Oscars. I was more excited for that awards show than I have ever been. I was also much more emotionally invested in many of the categories.
Hidden Figures was my favorite of all the movies, so naturally it won nothing. Manchester by the Sea was the only movie I REALLY didn’t like, but as the night went on I realized how much I wanted anything but La La Land to win. Not that I didn’t like the movie, I really did, but there were so many other magnificent movies that didn’t receive recognition.
Real quick, though. Denzel Washington should have won Best Actor. Hands down. Carry on.
So at the end of the night, when it was time for Best Picture, I said to Justen, “if La La Land wins, I’m going to flip a table.” What happened next LITERALLY had my jaw dropped and tears forming in my eyes. As the cast and crew of La La Land stood on the stage accepting their award(s), that one guy came up and said that Moonlight had actually won. I cried. Moonlight broke my heart in so many ways. It was so good and heavy and powerful.
At first I thought it was kind of like the Adele giving Beyonce the Album of the Year award, but it wasn’t. There was actually a mistake.
I had to rewind it to watch it all over again because I couldn’t believe what had just happened.
SO NATURALLY I took to Twitter (ok just kidding let’s be real I was on Twitter all night) to see how other people were responding. These are a compilation of my favorite Oscar related Tweets.
"There should be an award at one of these shows for who got the most people to dress up like its characters for Halloween." – @jamicrockett
— Krystin Behannon (@krystinbehannon) February 27, 2017
In true form, La La Land only won Best Picture in a fantasy moment shared between former lovers imagining wistfully what might have been.
— Calum Marsh (@calummarsh) February 27, 2017
Can we check Best Actor again
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) February 27, 2017
I wrote the ending of the academy awards 2017. @jimmykimmel we really got them!
— M. Night Shyamalan (@MNightShyamalan) February 27, 2017
Hey "La La Land" remember when you gave us that fake happy ending and then took it away
How's it feel
— Daniel "Kibblesmith" (@kibblesmith) February 27, 2017
Well, it just goes to show that when it comes to watching the movies, you stay til the end of the credits. THE VERY END. #Oscars2017
— Jo Saxton (@josaxton) February 27, 2017
Anyway. This is a few days late, but I mostly just wanted to brag about how I saw all of the Best Pic nominees 😀