I was wondering, do you truly believe La La Land deserves to win Best Picture over the other films? And why, if so? I just want to hear an opinion.
I truly believe that Moonlight should win Best Picture. La La Land was my personal favorite, because it did something that movies never, ever do for me; it made me feel good, it made me feel like I was watching something special, something that I would treasure for the rest of my life. But is it better than Moonlight? Is it more original, or important? Of course not.
Moonlight did something that no one does; it focused, in gentle and tender care, on the quietness of repression, on the restless desire to say something when you can’t find the words. It didn’t just explore masculinity, it pieced it apart and laid it carefully in front of the audience, to not just be seen but interrogated, understood, felt. It was achingly honest, painfully intimate. It would be a grave mistake to not name it Best Picture at the Oscars.