The 2017 Oscars were filled with blunders, records, and tears. While no Oscars show has ever gone off without a hitch, this year was the worst recorded with two major snafus.
The first, which has been all over the news, was the false declaration of La La Land as the winner of Best Picture, the actual award went to Moonlight and the error occurred due to a mix up with the a backup copy of the Best Actress Award, which went to Emma Stone from La La Land.
The second major blunder of the 2017 Oscars has been overshadowed by the mistake with Best Picture but is still a very awkward mistake. There was a woman in the In Memoriam section who is not dead. A picture of producer Jan Chapman was used for the tribute to costume designer, Janet Patterson.
This error was discovered when people, including Jan Chapman, began tweeting that she was not dead and her picture had been wrongly included.
In addition to the remarkable blunders, there were also some incredible winners, breaking several records.
Mahershala Ali, for his role in Moonlight, was the first Muslim to win an Oscar. Viola Davis became the first black person to receive the triple crown of acting, an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony. Damien Chazelle, director of La La Land, became the youngest person to win Best Director and Moonlight’s, Dede Gardner became the first woman to win twice for producing.
Some tears were shed as films like Hidden Figures and Moana were skipped over for awards but there are always winners and losers in awards shows and everyone did a fantastic job and were gracious about winning and losing.
Once you get past the massive mistakes made, it was an enjoyable night filled with excitement, fancy clothes, celebrities and fantastic films that people are sure to remember for years to come.