Academy Awards

The Oscars Edition

It was definitely an eventful Sunday night. Just when I thought the Academy Awards were going to give me almost nothing to talk about, the biggest fail in the history of the awards show happened.

Let’s get it!

Hot Mess #1: The Academy Awards for ruining Moonlight‘s moment

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Whether you watched the Academy Awards a.k.a. the Oscars last night or not, you probably heard about the chaos that ensued on stage after La La Land was accidentally announced as the winner of Best Picture. The worst part was that producers did not correct the error until several thank you speeches later. Yikes…

So what happened?

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Well, when Warren Beatty opened the envelope, he gave the audience the most confused expression ever. He saw that the card read “Emma Stone – La La Land.” Seeing as though Emma Stone cannot be a Best Picture winner, it should have been obvious that the name on the card did not make sense….

Instead of alerting producers that he had the wrong card, however, Beatty decided to hand it over to his co-presenter, Faye Dunaway. Thinking nothing of Beatty’s confusion, Faye went on to read “La La Land” to the audience. #FAIL

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Luckily for us, we had one of the gracious La La Land producers correct the error after giving his own acceptance speech for an award that he did not win.

Honestly, this was just such a fail on SO many levels. Firstly, how did Warren Beatty get the wrong card? Secondly, why did it take producers so long to fix the problem? Lastly, why did Moonlight‘s shining moment have to be tarnished???

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The good news is the Academy clearly took last year’s hashtag, #OscarsSoWhite, to heart and created an awards show that was more inclusive of diverse talent and thought. It was also nice to see Moonlight take home the gold. Moonlight is not only a Black independent film, but it’s also a movie that centers on a member of the LGBTQ community. And, despite the debacle overshadowing its win in the moment, Moonlight will go down in history as one of the best films of all time.

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Congrats to director and writer, Barry Jenkins, and the entire cast and crew!

p.s. Shout out to Moonlight‘s Janelle Monae for her red carpet look.

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She’s been killing it all awards season long, but this dress definitely stole the show. #Fire

Moving on….

Hot Mess # 2: Jimmy Kimmel for not recovering quickly after the Best Picture mix-up

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As bad as it was to watch Warren Beatty fumble around the Oscar stage last night, it was almost worse watching Jimmy Kimmel. Instead of really poking fun of the Best Picture situation, Jimmy looked incredibly uncomfortable saying “Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.”

For those who don’t remember, Steve Harvey accidentally announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant back in 2015.

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Double yikes….

Although Jimmy Kimmel’s “joke” was spot on, you could tell in his voice that he was absolutely mortified the entire time.

Personally, I just really wanted someone to sing the words “City of Fails” into the mic using the melody from La La Land‘s “City of Stars.” It would’ve been peeeeerfeeeect!

Okay, maybe it just would’ve been perfect for me….lol

Hot Mess #3: Whoever told every single man at the Oscars to wear a navy jacket

Like, look at this….

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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Samuel L. Jackson

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Chris Evans

Trust me, I could go on and on with the blue tuxedo pics from last night, but I’m already bored…lol

Anyways, I vote The Rock for best dressed mostly because he reminded me of the following clip from Coming To America

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If you don’t know, then you better go find out. 😉

Anyways, the last thing I’m going to say is that I want to be friends with Gary From Chicago.

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Thanks to Jimmy’s Oscars skit, Gary, a regular man, went straight from a Hollywood tourbus to taking photos with Mahershala Ali’s Oscar trophy and being married by Denzel Washington.

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Truly the highlight of everyone’s night! #GaryFromChicago

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Oscar Edition: Jared Leto Is Flawless

I didn’t think it was possible, but I finally watched an Academy Awards that did not upset me. As I watched last night, I was both amused by Ellen’s familiarity with the celebrity audience and moved by the most touching acceptance speeches. Actually, I was so happy with most of the awards last night that I  worried about not having anything to write about this morning. Fortunately for me, I can always spot the hot mess in any and everything.

Let’s get it!

1) The Academy for thinking that Disney’s Frozen deserved a Best Original Song Oscar.

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I’m sure that I was not the only one rooting for Pharell’s “Happy” to take home the trophy.

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Pharell’s performance of the hit song from Despicable Me 2 had everyone dancing out of their chairs. It’s just too bad that Academy voters thought Frozen‘s “Let It Go” was better….

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am a crazy Disney fan, having watched every Disney animated musical. However, Frozen was neither that great of a film (yeah, I said it) nor that great of a musical. As posted before, the songs in the movie were absolutely basic. I didn’t even like “Let It Go” until I heard a couple of covers on Youtube.

p.s. If you disagree with me on this one, I would encourage you to revisit the Disney classics of the 1990s and early 2000s. Then, let me know if you still think Frozen is the “best movie since The Lion King.”

2) John Travolta for butchering Idina Menzel‘s name.

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When I listened to John Travolta introduce Idina Menzel, I thought that he got her name wrong. However, I didn’t realize just how wrong he got it until this morning. I don’t know what Travolta was thinking when he introduced the broadway star as “Adele Dazeem.”

Watch the clip here —> 

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At least Idina gave a breathtaking performance after that one…

3) Jennifer Lawrence for tripping at the Academy Awards AGAIN!

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Personally, I am not obsessed with J. Law like everyone else. With that said, I do understand her appeal. She’s a cute girl with a pretty great personality, who knows when to laugh at herself.

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Let’s just hope that she can begin to master the art of wearing a gown one day….lol

4) The Academy for not having Leonardo DiCaprio‘s back.

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After being nominated 4 times, it’s such a shame that Leo’s never won an Oscar.

I did not see Dallas Buyers Club, but I did watch Matthew McConaughey’s transformation and have no problem with him taking home a Best Actor trophy. I just want Leo to WIN!

Anyways…I’m pretty sure Leo will be nominated for 4 more Oscars over the next few years. Maybe he will win then…

Side note: Can we talk about Matthew McConaughey’s acceptance speech?????

Watch here —-> Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar Acceptance Speech

He seriously lost me with this one, but at least he’s still cute. 🙂 lol

5) Jennifer Aniston for not having Brad Pitt‘s babies.

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While watching the Oscars last night, all I could think about was how good Brad Pitt looked.

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He looked good when he participated in Ellen’s Oscar selfie (top center behind big-head Bradley Cooper lol).

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He looked good when he took a slice of pizza and when he gave Ellen money for the pizza.

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He looked good when he clapped for Lupita’s win.

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He looked good when he won his own Oscar for 12 Years A Slave.

He just looked good!

All I can say is that Angelina won that one. lol

BTWS, another guy that looked good last night was Jared Leto.

He is FLAWLESS!

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