If you missed this live last night (technically this morning) I don't blame you. It happened around midnight since The Oscars decided they needed to one-up the Grammys in dragged out award shows. I swear it felt like they started Saturday night, it felt so long.
At least the Grammys have a semi legit excuse for excessive length because of all performances. What's the Oscars reason for being longer than Manute Bol? (Big L Rest in Peace) I think there were like maybe 3 songs last night. Plus it's not like they spend a lot of time on speeches (unless you're Viola Davis) It's absolutely ridiculous that they took until after midnight to finish.
Have a funny monologue, give some awards, cut off people who won & achieved the highest honor in their craft thanking their loved ones who will probably never get the experience again 30 seconds into their speeches, and play a sad song for the people who died, rinse and repeat. Shouldn't take longer than a night of childbirth.
The moment of course I'm referring to is when La La Land was mistakenly awarded Best Picture when it was actually supposed to go to Moonlight. Steve Harvey at Miss Universe all over again. After a solid minute plus of speeches by three different people the Academy had people on stage to give the harsh news that La La Land had falsely been awarded Best Picture thanks to a mistake with the envelopes.
It was insane. I thought something seemed fishy. I was winding down getting ready to fall asleep, after a week of watching the Oscars then this happened and it was like I had adrenaline pumped into my veins. I was fired TF up, I couldn't fall asleep after something like this.
They awarded Best Picture to the wrong movie. Think about the repercussions for a second. Imagine being told you achieved you're highest dream, whatever it may be, just to have it taken away. It'd be absolutely devastating.
How the people associated with La La Land kept their cool and were so okay with handing over their award is beyond me and honestly pisses me off as a competitor. I could learn their names but I'm not gonna waste my time. Say whatever you will about award shows, but they are one of the highest honors these people can get in their craft. A lifetime of work was being recognized. For some I bet it was the best moment of their career and possibly life. They were told they won and were at the mountain top. Imagine the emotions they must of been feeling.
Then from that, the absolute highest of highs to, "oops my bad" you actually didn't win. That's so messed up and is honestly the meanest thing I think you could do to someone. If I was one of them I'd be like "fuck that, you can give them their own Oscar, I'm not giving this back". Idk if you can still use the term "Indian-giver" in today's climate but you can't fucking Indian-give an Academy Award. I hate participation trophies and all of that culture but like for real, you can't tell someone they won best picture, literally hand them the award, let them give speeches then take it away.
How they were just like "oh okay" is insane to me. I know they're people of "the arts" but how are you not a little competitive? Or upset? How can you be so quick to succeed? Put up a little fight one time for me. The bald guy was like happy to give away the Oscar. What world am I living in?
This is a situation where you cannot make a mistake. So many people's emotions are on the line you need to make sure you get it right. Honestly I think the Academy should've just rolled with it. I mean I saw La La Land and thought it was alright, idk about the other nominees because I haven't seen them but everybody was expecting it to win Best Picture. It was a heavy favorite. Even though technically they didn't win I feel like you have to just give it them. It's just such a bad mistake that I think all you can do is just swallow it and act like it was supposed to happen.
Imagine people who bet on the Best Picture winner, because there had to be thousands. If you bet on La La Land and ended up losing, I honestly think it'd be okay for you to get away with murder today. Worst beat of all time. Like a judge would have to understand. Just for today though, so you gotta strike now. I've had my share of bad beats in gambling back in my day, but to be a part of that would no hyperbole be the worst possible loss in the history of gambling. You literally thought you won and were ready to cash the ticket. I wouldn't be surprised if online accounts already credited people for the win before it was announced Moonlight actually won.
A lot of conspiracies and same crappy jokes have been floating around the internet since this happened last night but all I know is if I was associated with La La Land I'd freak the fuck out. I do think there's a chance it was planned. Can't put that past Kimmel.