Award-Worthy Moments From The Oscars

Carlie Morgan, Reporter

The Academy Awards took the Oscar Feb. 26 for worst award show mixup since “Adele Dazeem”. In an M. Night Shyamalan worthy twist, Warren Beatty, the announcer for the Best Picture award, was handed the wrong card and mistakenly announced “La La Land” as the winner. The mistake was remedied, but not before two of three producers gave their acceptance speeches. Crowds around the world were shocked as the last producer finished his speech with a declaration of their loss and Jordan Horowitz proclaimed “Moonlight” the true winner.

Both “Moonlight” and “La La Land” crews handled the mix-up with grace, but the damage had already been done, with news stories already having gone out announcing the win incorrectly. Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the 2017 Oscars, managed to save the night with his signature humor, blaming himself for the inevitable mix-up and promising to never host again.

While this was the most tweet worthy event of the night, there was a host of other award-worthy moments at this year’s Oscars. From tour buses to parachutes, here’s your cheat sheet of everything that you need to know from the 2017 Oscars.

Jimmy Kimmel opened the night with his personal roast session wherein he incorporated politics, his feud with Matt Damon, and Meryl Streep’s “mediocrity” seamlessly. This wasn’t his only moment of ridicule, he sprinkled in comments all night long referencing the films and actors as well as Donald Trump. At one point in the night, Kimmel seemed concerned that Trump hadn’t yet tweeted anything in retaliation of his mocking and opened the conversation by tweeting at the former television star asking if he was awake, and then starting the hashtag #Merylsayshi.

Never fear, the night wasn’t all political jokes and involved candy falling from the sky in tiny parachutes via “The Hunger Games” care packages. The first batch contained Red Vines and Junior Mints and sparked a conversation between Kimmel and “Lion” actor, Sunny Pawar, which ended in a Lion King re-enactment and Mike and Ikes falling on the crowd in their own silver parachutes. This heart-warming moment only served to further Pawar’s status as the newest Hollywood heart-stealer.

There was a host of musical moments from Moana’s Dwayne Johnson singing a line of his song “You’re Welcome” to an award-worthy performance by Moana herself, Auli’i Cravalho. The young actress crushed her performance despite getting hit in the back of the head with a flag halfway through. Another incredible performance was given by the cast of “La La Land” on a stage transformed to match the wondrous version of Los Angeles presented in the film.

The most jealousy inducing moment was no doubt when Kimmel brought in the lucky few on the Oscar’s tour bus who were introduced to front row celebs. Among other fun moments, Kimmel introduced two fiances to their favorite actor Denzel Washington and organized their wedding with Washington as the officiant. Selfies were taken, Oscars were marveled at, and fans everywhere wished they were there.

All in all, the 2017 Oscars had their ups and downs, but there is no doubt this year will be memorable. There’s no doubt the Best Picture mix-up will go down in history (and endlessly flood your timeline). Here’s to another year of great movies.