Was Oscars’ ‘Moonlight’ Situation a Flub or Something More?
With #OscarsSoWhite still fresh on the minds of the public, many were waiting to see the backlash from the backlash for this year’s Oscars. While there was some sort of concerted effort to include more actors, actresses and movies of color, many were wondering whether they were simply nominated based solely on their merit or as a way to make up for last year’s debacle.
The end of the night was the crescendo where the coveted Best Picture would be named, but even it has become mired in controversy. “La La Land” was announced as the winner, even though moments later, “Moonlight” was incredulously announced as the real winner. Now, there’s talks of the wrong envelope being given to the presenters. Was this a simple slip-up or something more? Could there have been a last-minute change? What’s really going on here?