Oscars gaffe more than meets the eye
FACEBOOK FACEBOOK.COM/ USATODAYOPINION The presenters announced the wrong Best Picture during the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night; “Moonlight” was the winner, not “La La Land.”
Now all the “La La Land” fans, who were sure it would get the Best Picture award, can rage about “Moonlight” winning. Perhaps even start a slew of new protest marches!
Maybe they will demand a recount or refuse to acknowledge the win. Alaina Paris
A photo zooming in on the envelope Warren Beatty was holding shows it said “Best actress in a leading role.” Since Emma Stone held onto her winning actress card, it seems there was a duplicate. That explains the flub. Ellen Killeen
Like the recent presidential election, these Oscars were the worst ever. How could the staff give the presenters the wrong card? They had one task to do and they gave the presenters the wrong card for the most important announcement of the night!
After last year’s Oscars, and all the complaining by Will Smith, these felt like the “Affirmative Action Oscars.” Everyone will have their opinion on who is best but when you mix political causes to get the results you want then art is the true victim. Peter Klingchov
I think the main reason “Moonlight” won was because it had gay scenes. Disgusting. The flub was a message. “La La Land” was the true winner. Meredith Eugene Hunt
I wouldn’t be surprised if this whole thing was staged so they would elevate media attention for this year’s Oscars.
I did not watch the Academy Awards, and I’m sure a number of people did not either, but now it’s everywhere. You can’t open a newspaper, website or change the TV channels without seeing the “oohs” and “ahhs” from the Oscar flub. Russ Danes