“Plot twist: everything goes exactly as planned.”

I’ve made it out alive yes, after braving yet another late night at the Oscars until 5am, to watch it all. Of course I’d do it anytime, but having been traveling for the most part of my day earlier, it was somewhat of a challenge this year.

But boy am I glad I didn’t miss a second of that show. Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting of the Oscars was just a delight to watch. He’s got the toughest job of the night really, since the Oscars runs on for quite a while, you’ve got to realize the host has to keep it interesting (whether it was intentional or not) however that couldn’t really save Chrissy Teigen falling asleep halfway through the ceremony.

An amazing outcome for the Oscars, where most of the awards were definitely deserved. However I don’t quite appreciate Denzel Washington being robbed of his award, since him in Fences was absolutely gripping. Anyway, here’s the full list of winners:

Best supporting actor

WINNER: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best makeup and hairstyling

WINNER: Suicide Squad

Best costume design

WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best documentary

WINNER: OJ: Made in America

Best sound editing

WINNER: Arrival

Best sound mixing

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge

Best supporting actress

WINNER: Viola Davis (Fences)

Best foreign language film

WINNER: The Salesman

Best animated short


Best animated feature

WINNER: Zootopia

Best production design

WINNER: La La Land

Best visual effects

WINNER: The Jungle Book

Best film editing

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge

Best documentary short

WINNER: The White Helmets

Best live-action short


Best cinematography

WINNER: La La Land

Best score

WINNER: La La Land

Best song

WINNER: City of Stars (La La Land)

Best original screenplay

WINNER: Manchester by the Sea

Best adapted screenplay

WINNER: Moonlight

Best director

WINNER: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best actor

WINNER: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best actress

WINNER: Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
WINNER: La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Moonlight

Ah yes, and how can we forget possibly the biggest mess-ups of the Oscars yet? Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, possibly most people have been talking about, or know about the biggest oopsie yet when it came to announcing the Best Picture category, the most important of all categories, and it turned into a complete Miss Universe situation.

In fact I was so caught up in the complete bliss of knowing that La La Land had ‘won’, that when I looked back at the screen I was just as confused as poor Meryl in the audience. “Surely this is a joke?” I said to myself “This is not a joke.” they replied on screen, and my question was answered. There’s something so face-palm worthy yet hilarious about the entire situation, the confusion and seeing everyone on stage look like headless chickens for a while as they came to terms with what the hell actually happened, as well as just seeing the sheer joy from Moonlight’s crew absolutely erupt. Of course everyone is in good spirits, despite the awkwardness before, Moonlight did deserve best picture as I stand by what I said, it was truly an art form and a visual story telling of the highest quality. If you’re somewhat of a perfectionist, there is a very small part within you that’s just a little miffed that this beautiful 89 year streak of correctly delivered awards has now been broken, I mean they could have at least made it to 90.

Nevertheless, as a true La La Land lover, I am not bitter about it’s stripped award, since it never really had it in the first place, and you can surely bet there’s a book full of jokes ready for next year’s award season now. I mean not even the drunk Golden Globes messed up like this.


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