'Moonlight' Is The First LGBT Film To Win Best Picture At The Oscars

As we all recover from last night's festivities and crawl into the new year, we take some time to reflect on some of the more popular stories of the past year.  This one from late February shocked us all as Hollywood gave nod to an LGBT themed movie.  Who would have known that the year that started in celebration of LGBT Hollywood would also involve some LGBT sex scandals (Spacey, Singer, etc.)

Moonlight is an incredible film! The acting, the screenplay, the cinematography, and the score, are all superlative!

We're incredibly thrilled that, at long last, an LGBT themed film has won the award for Best Picture at the Oscars!

But if you didn't see the last few minutes of the telecast last night, you definitely missed an unprecedented, gagworthy moment!

In a stunning gaffe, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, stars of 1967's classic Bonnie and Clyde, announced the wrong best picture winner at the Oscars on Sunday. 

Dunaway read the winner as La La Land instead of the real winner of the night, Moonlight. 

Beatty told the audience that they had received the wrong envelope, saying that he saw Emma Stone's name on the card along with La La Land, meaning he had been given the card announcing her win for best actress. When he originally opened the envelope he hesitated, seeming to realize something was amiss, before showing the card to Dunaway, who read the "winner" before Beatty could stop her. 

"I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone, La La Land.' That's why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you. I wasn't trying to be funny," Beatty assured everyone, after admitting to the mistake.  - The Hollywood Reporter

Although we were stunned by the error, we were elated to see Moonlight receive the recognition it so rightfully deserves.

While accepting the award, Director/Screenwriter Barry Jenkins said:

“Very clearly, even in my dreams this could not be true, but to hell with dreams! I’m done with it because this is true. Oh, my goodness. I have to say it is true, it’s not fake.” - Attitude

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Moonlight!


Did you think Moonlight should have one?  Was it more of a political statement or was it truly the best film of the year?