Monday, February 27, 2017

Moonlight wins Best Picture after embarrassing Oscars mix-up

Moonlight, a coming-of-age story about a young African-American man struggling with his sexuality, won the Oscar for Best Picture on Sunday night in an upset that capped an Academy Awards ceremony that celebrated diversity. Moonlight's win was announced after a bizarre mix-up in which Warren Beatty, joined by his Bonnie & Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway, were handed the wrong envelope and mistakenly declared that musical romance La La Land had won. La La Land entered the 89th Oscars ceremony with a leading 14 nominations, and wound up winning six awards, including Best Actress for leading lady Emma Stone. Casey Affleck won Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea. The night was peppered with political remarks, and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose drama The Salesman won Best Foreign Language Film, boycotted the ceremony over President Trump's travel ban.

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