By Jakob Bischoff
This years Oscars were full of drama, happiness, and lots of records. They were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, a host of a late night talk show, who in many people’s opinion did an amazing job. It was held in Dolby Theatre in Hollywood California. It was watched by over two-hundred million people. The big winners of the night were Moonlight and La La Land.
Moonlight, a movie about a young man growing up in a rough neighborhood, won two awards including best picture, which is considered one of the if not the most important award. The movie La La Land, which is about a jazz musician who falls in love with an actress won six awards. These included best actress (Emma Stone), best directing, and best music. Zootopia, a Disney movie, won best animated movie.
La La Land was ironically the biggest winner and loser of the ceremony. During the announcement of best picture the envelopes that hold the winners got mixed up. This caused the host to say that La La Land had won best picture, when in reality moonlight had won. All of the actors and directors from La La Land came to the stage with big smiles on their faces thinking that they had just won one of the most important categories. This all changed quickly when the host, Jimmy Kimmel, start telling the cast members that there had been a mistake. This all ended with a member of La La Land’s cast stepping up and announcing that Moonlight was the real winner of best picture. In the end the members of La La Land all congratulated the members of Moonlight and everything seemed relatively normal again. Many people on twitter called this whole ordeal a publicity act.
All in all this year’s Oscars were extremely entertaining. Whether it was because of the entertaining host or the fact that the drama made it a bit more exciting to watch, most people are saying that this year’s oscars were a huge success.