Y’all I can’t begin to tell you how important it is to have a movie about Blackness not be centered around slavery to win such an award. Moonlight showed us pain, yes but it showed us love and its complexity. Familial love, gay love. This shit is real.
They took away the win from Moonlight tho by now making it about how the Blah Bland folk reacted and doing a whole investigation about how the mix up even happened. Mahershala said he couldn’t feel joy in knowing that he was somehow taking something away from someone else. How fucked up is that? They rightfully won but end up feeling like they were given something they didn’t deserve. It’s bullshit.