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01 Mar

By now, even people who didn’t watch the Oscars, heard about the SNAFU during the last presentation. A mix up occurred when the announcement was made for best picture.
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Click on image to find out what happened

The reaction many are having is typical of other instances where we add our two cents, or criticize others when things don’t go perfect. In some ways, I believe we’re compensating for our own failings. It’s easier to point out the flaws in someone or something else, rather than ourselves.

Overall, I believe they handled the situation about as good as we could expect. Both actors were somewhat perplexed when looking at the envelope, however it appeared Faye Dunaway just wanted to get it over and practically yanked it out of the hands of Warren Beatty.

Her announcement started the clock on how long it would take before the error was noticed. Jimmy Kimmel had already sat down. He fully expected that was the end of the evening, then pandemonium broke momentarily when the PWC representative and the Academy stage manager came on stage to examine what they had read, knowing this was the wrong selection for best picture.

Given the circumstances, it’s not really all that earth shaking of a mistake. It will however, give us something to talk about until the Awards season begins again, next year.

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Emma Stone received an Oscar for her role in La La Land

A far more serious concern, greater than this mix up, was when a bus load of “tourists” were brought into the theater and paraded in front of the attendees. This was done as a gag introduced by Jimmy Kimmel. Several of the actors posed and shook hands with these people. Here’s the security concern with what transpired. This is a quote from the Hollywood Reporter date March 1, 2017.

“Another more serious problem was the revelation that one of the “regular people” brought onstage from a bus tour of Hollywood monuments turned out to be a registered sex offender — Gary Alan Coe, who was released from prison just three days earlier after serving 20 years for felonies including attempted rape.”

OSCAR Awards 2017

PICTURE:
· Moonlight

DIRECTOR:
· Damien Chazelle – La La Land

ACTOR:
· Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

ACTRESS:
· Emma Stone – La La Land

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
· Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
· Viola Davis – Fences

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
· Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
· Moonlight – Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McRaney

ANIMATED FEATURE:
· Zootopia

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
· The Salesman

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
· La La Land – Linus Sandgren

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
· O.J.: Made in America

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
· The White Helmets

ANIMATED SHORT:
· Piper

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
· Sing

VISUAL EFFECTS:
· Jungle Book

PRODUCTION DESIGN:
· La La Land

COSTUME DESIGN:
· Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

MAKE-UP & HAIR:
· Suicide Squad

FILM EDITING:
· Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert

SOUND MIXING:
· Hacksaw Ridge

SOUND EDITING:
· Arrival

ORIGINAL SCORE:
· La La Land – Justin Hurwitz

ORIGINAL SONG:
· City of Stars – La La Land

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