Hollywood gets its head out of its ass just long enough to award "Moonlight"
You did it, Hollywood. We won't forget Jimmy Kimmel making fun of the name of an Asian woman. We won't forget #OscarsSoWhite and we won't forget you tried to hand Best Picture to a film about a white man who tried to save jazz music, but we also won't forget you came to your senses in time to hand the biggest award of the evening to the film that deserved it.
"Moonlight" is the best picture of the year. Now it wears the title, too. It didn't need anything from the Academy to make it true, but when I scroll through the list of winners in years to come I won't have to roll my eyes at yet another winner that took home the crown because it laid down at the feet of the beast.
No, "Moonlight" won because it deserved it. It won because it represented something bigger and more beautiful than itself. The way in which it won, while unfortunate because it didn't get its moment in the sun, will certainly be memorable. May that be a blip on the radar for what is one of the most impactful films of the decade thus far.
"Moonlight" means so much to so many communities that I can not and will not speak for. So instead, I'll just say that I am relieved the Academy decided to make the right call. I won't thank the Oscars for doing the right thing because it sets a bad precedent. Instead, I'll say it's about damn time.
If you haven't seen "Moonlight" yet, I've got good news for you. You can go rent it right now. You can thank me later.
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