it was a all the awards

I am really happy for Moonlight and it’s cast and the director and everyone who was involved in making this film.

But what’s making me so angry is, that they fucking let the La La Land Cast come onto stage, hand them the oscars and let them almost finish their damn acceptance speech. Mistakes happen. That’s human. But couldn’t they have just stopped them 2 minutes earlier? Ripping the oscars out of their hands and literally pushing them to the side is just cruel. And it would have been cruel to every movie.

I am obviously really glad that Moonlight ended up winning Best Picture, but as an Old Hollywood fan at the same time I feel really sorry for Warren Beatty. He’s a legendary actor and director, and his directorial comeback was completely disregarded by the Academy. Even aside from that they made a point to hype up his Bonnie and Clyde reunion with Faye Dunaway, and again it was overshadowed. I’m obviously not positive but I think he read what was on the envelope and felt too embarrassed to admit that any mistake was made in front of millions of people, so he stalled until Faye Dunaway read the name. What upset me the most though was that after everyone realized that there was a mistake, no one let Warren or Faye, the PRESENTERS, read the correct name themselves. Someone from the crew of La La Land  LITERALLY SNATCHED THE CARD WITH THE CORRECT NAME FROM HIS HAND and with it took Warren’s chance to redeem himself away from him too, and I find that really upsetting. After the lack of acclaim for Rules Don’t Apply, he may never get the chance to step on that stage again, and I find it really heartbreaking that he may very well go down in history as the guy who read the wrong Best Picture winner (when technically he didn’t even read the name himself).

So I’m already seeing all these posts about the “plot twist” of the Oscars and all I have to say is, do you guys not know how to praise the things you like without tearing down other things?

Yes, I’m glad Moonlight won. It deserved to win, especially now. But believe it or not, it’s actually possible to be happy about that (and surprised by the mix-up) without tearing down La La Land. I just saw a post that talked about being happy that Moonlight won over “the epitome of white mediocrity.” Seriously? La La Land was a fun, entertaining movie that doesn’t deserve to be hated just because someone messed up and accidentally gave the Oscar to the wrong movie. Why do you guys have to be so hateful all the time?

in light of the oscars i feel it necessary to say to you all here that “manchester by the sea” is a overrated piece of shit that’s entirely depressing and slow, and shows no character development whatsoever. if anything deserved an award for that film it was michelle williams, who had about a total of 8 minutes screentime. also casey affleck has the personality of a wet paper napkin, said maybe under 100 words total in the entire film, and Bonus: has had multiple sexual assault charges placed on him. he shouldn’t have even been ranked among the other nominees, let alone won. it’s a big load o shit

I can’t believe they skipped Best Actor this year… No one won for that category, wow. It’s like it doesn’t exist any more

And I can’t believe Octavia Spencer let Emma Stone hold her Oscar for her. She’s such a good woman. And Moana letting Zootopia have a moment with an Oscar they are never gonna get cause Moana won with actual poc representation, not allegories for racism using animals because us white people won’t listen if we can see people who aren’t white or can’t pretend all the animals are white.

Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis, and Moonlight were the only three winners that I know about that I actually care about.

I’m at the Oscars with Michael J. Fox and a DeLorean while wearing future shoes. All I have to do is sing The Schuyler Sisters song from Hamilton in front of the whole world and I’ll have completed my entire bucket list.
PSA on Award Shows...

Just so yall know…we here at BlackFilm (which is just me, one person…but i like saying “we” cuz it makes it sound like a movement or something….) don’t see legitimacy in awards shows that are largely categorized by, supported by, and funded by white people. not only should we all know by now that there is no hope for a meritocracy within these types of institutions, but also that we are the best judges of our own crafts. white people are some of the most oblivious people when it comes to noticing or understanding anything outside mainstream Western white culture. yet they can be the judges of our crafts and artistry? doesn’t make sense to me…

why do we continue to watch these award shows and be surprised when a Black actor or film is once again snubbed or completely unacknowledged? it’s like watching one of those nature shows and being surprised when the snake kills and eats a rabbit. that snake will not wake up tomorrow and become vegan. because it’s a snake and that’s its nature. 

it isn’t a new idea that we should create our own institutions and judging systems, but it just hasn’t come of fruition as of yet. in due time, hopefully. 

Recap: Oscar Trivia, Winners Edition

They’re not as pressing or as interesting, but here we go!

  • Elephant in the room first: that envelope debacle has never, ever happened before at the Academy Awards. There was an urban legend after Marisa Tomei won Supporting Actress in an upset for My Cousin Vinny that presenter Jack Palance read the wrong name, but that’s been proven to be false. This is the only time a legitimate gaffe has been made in presenting an Oscar.
  • Moonlight has made history in several ways with its Best Picture win! Not only is it the first film with an LGBTQ+ storyline to win the award, it is also the first with an all-black cast. It also, at $1.5 million, it’s by far the lowest budgeted winner in Oscar history. It’s only the second Best Picture winner where the sole protagonist of the film is black (the first being 2013′s 12 Years a Slave), and only the fourth to have a black protagonist of any kind (after 1989′s Driving Miss Daisy, where Morgan Freeman is a clear co-lead, and 2005′s Crash, which is a heavy ensemble film, but has four different black protagonists). 
  • While La La Land tied with Titanic and All About Eve for nominations (14), it is, of course, the only one of the three to not win Best Picture. All three won Best Director. 
  • Damien Chazelle is now the youngest Best Director winner, usurping the 85-year-old record set by Norman Taurog, who won in 1931 for the film Skippy. He is also the first American director to win the award since Kathryn Bigelow in 2009.
  • Mahershala Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
  • Viola Davis is the first black performer to win an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy. Grammy next?
  • This is the second consecutive year where the Best Picture winner ended with the word —-light. So there’s that, I guess.
  • O.J.: Made in America, clocking in at a brisk 467 minutes (almost eight hours), is the longest film to win an Oscar of any kind. It is also the first Oscar win for ESPN. 
  • Zootopia is Disney’s third film to win Animated Feature, after Frozen (2013) and Big Hero 6 (2014).
  • It’s often said that there’s a strong tie-in between the winners for Best Film Editing and Best Picture, however, the last couple years have begun to buck that trend. In 2014, when Birdman won Best Picture, it became the first film to do so without getting nominated for Film Editing. This year, with Hacksaw Ridge’s somewhat surprising win, it marks the sixth time since 2010 that the Best Picture winner actually won Editing. The only film to win both awards since has been Argo (2012). Meanwhile, The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), Gravity (2013), Whiplash (2014), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), and Hacksaw Ridge (2016) all won editing and failed to win Picture.
  • With wins for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Suicide Squad, the Harry Potter and DC Films franchises each won their first Oscar.
  • With Colleen Atwood’s Costume Design win for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, she is now tied for third most decorated costume designer in Oscar history. This is her fourth Oscar. The record to beat: eight, held by the queen of costume design, Edith Head. 
  • Sound designer Kevin O’Connell finally wins his first Oscar in 21 nominations with his win for Hacksaw Ridge. He is no longer the unluckiest nominee in Oscar history. That title, now extra true, belongs to sound mixer Greg P. Russell, who was nominated–and then was disqualified–this year for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. He’s been nominated 16 times, not including his disqualification.
  • This is the seventh year in a row where the Best Picture winner wasn’t the sole most decorated film of the year. This year, that still went to La La Land, with six wins; Moonlight won three.  

richard-is-bored  asked:

You happy or angry that Suicide Squad won the Oscar?

There’s a lot (and I mean a LOT) of things I disliked about Suicide Squad, but in all fairness I really do think they deserved to win an award for the film’s makeup. I detest some of the designs (like Joker’s tats) but the look they put together for Killer Croc was incredible–he seems like a character that would be challenging to bring to a live-action format because he’s got such an incredible appearance, but they did an excellent job and deserved to win for that alone. 

Originally posted by imaginethatdc

Now if they’d won for Best Picture I’d be like ://// haha