Monday, February 27, 2017

On "Moonlight," Mistakes, and Moments


By now, you’ve seen or heard about the dramatic finale of last night’s Academy Awards, namely that La La Land was initially announced as the winner for Best Picture, but a few moments later, it was announced that there had been a mistake and that Moonlight had actually won.

Here is that moment:



One could invent all kinds of conspiracy theories, ask so many questions, and discuss this moment ad nauseum for the next twenty years. Some folks will gleefully engage in all three preoccupations.