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BREAKING: ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture after 'La La Land’ mix up

  • In an unbelievable mixup at the 2017 Academy Awards, the Best Picture award was initially handed out to La La Land. 
  • However, presented Warren Beatty inexplicably presented the wrong Best Picture winner — after the producers of La La Land entered the stage and began their acceptance speech. 
  • The real winner of the award was Moonlight. 
  • Beatty explained that he was given an envelope that read “Emma Stone, Best Actress” Read more (2/27/17 12:20 AM)

Kitty was trying to be smooth (again) but the Princess knows all of his tricks. 

She is not going to fall for any, Chat. Maybe you should change your ways…

…altho who knows. There are many ways to fall.

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‘Moonlight’ is the first LGBTQ-themed film to win best picture. That’s a big deal.

Whether or not Moonlight took home the Best Picture trophy Sunday night, it would’ve been a standout film with deep personal, political and cultural resonance. But its win elevates the film to the level of cultural artifact. People will be able to tell from this win what mattered to people in 2016. And this year, black queer lives mattered.

Where mainstream LGBTQ media has offered mostly white representation before, with notable exceptions like Noah’s Arc, Moonlight centers on both unapologetic queerness and blackness. It treats its queer, black and Latino characters with dignity and respect.

In a world that is still striving to understand intersectionality, Moonlight doesn’t compartmentalize Chiron’s blackness and his queerness. It allows him, and other characters, to be radically fully-realized, whole people. And when you create psychologically complex characters full of agency, it allows us to feel that we can be the same. Read more (Opinion)

independent.co.uk
I've been asked to audition as a terrorist 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars I'm done
I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the industry. My first film job at the age of 14 – Steven Spielberg’s Munich – featured me as an Islamic terrorist’s son. Needless to say, that was an explosive introduction into showbusiness.

“Moonlight needs to win Best Picture. Not only because it is a cinematic feat that is to La La Land what Frida Kahlo is to paint-by-numbers, but because it sends an urgent message. A message that we’re ready to empathise with any story, no matter how far away they are from us, and how much they defy our systemic misconceptions.”