Oscars 2017 Mixup

By: Sophie Pierce

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, aired on Feb. 26th honoring the best films of 2016. Among the nominees for best picture, “La La Land” and “Moonlight” stood out for their incredible cinematography.

A humiliating mix up of announcement cards occured when announcer Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope for the Best Picture Award and  “La La Land” was presented with the Oscar. Halfway through the cast and director’s speeches, it was announced that the real winner was actually “Moonlight,” not “La La Land.”

After the madness calmed, the cast of “Moonlight” replaced the cast of “La La Land” on stage and gave their thank-you speeches. It is unclear as to how the cards got mixed up, but the Academy is deeply apologetic for the incident.

Among the other notable awards handed out, “Suicide Squad” scored the Best Hair and Makeup award for 2017. Their competition included “Hail, Caesar!,”  “Deadpool,” “Florence Foster Jenkins,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “The Dressmaker,” and “A Man Called Ove.” Despite its lackluster reviews by all critics, we can now call “Suicide Squad” the “Oscar-Winning Suicide Squad,” thanks to their impressive costume job.

Needless to say, this year’s Academy Awards are going down in history in more ways than one.


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