So you have all seen the video of Oscars Flub 2017.
A couple of notes:
- I’ve been part of events and local award ceremonies. Backstage is a flurry of confusion. PWC gave the wrong envelope to a 79 year old Warren Beatty. When my grandfather was 79, I didn’t allow him to open up a jar of pickles. But that’s just me. Beatty looking confused turns to 76 year old Faye Dunaway for help and she just turned and announced La La Land. The biggest thing I noticed was after “La La Land” was read by Dunaway, Beatty said “but it says Emma Stone.”
- Major props to the La La Land Producer. Jordan Horowitz is amazing. You think you win the biggest award of your life, go up and collect it and in the end are told, “sorry, you didn’t win.” Other men would stomp off, others would get mad, but Horowitz calmly and firmly gave us the news that Moonlight won.
— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) February 27, 2017
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 27, 2017
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) February 27, 2017
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 27, 2017
What will change? Not a damn thing.
But we got two new heroes…
The man who was said he was a winner after being told he lost…
Jordan Horowitz. Wow. I'm slipping slowly into reflection, perspective. Much respect to that dude
— Barry Jenkins (@BandryBarry) February 27, 2017
And the man who gave up the golden ring after it fell into his hand.
Thank you, Barry. Congratulations and much love. ❤ https://t.co/BSwk9T6Si4
— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) February 27, 2017
We might get two new accountants from Price, Waterhouse & Cooper, but with the exception of the mere 30 seconds they are given coverage on the broadcast, everyone will forget them
But for Jordan Horowitz and Barry Jenkins, this will form a friendship forged in fire which has made both of them stronger and better for the moment.
Cheers to both of you. The 2017 Oscars may be over but they will never be forgotten.
Moments like Matt Damon being played off…
Jimmy Kimmel bringing in a tour bus…
Denzel Washington officiates a wedding…
Viola Davis’ acceptance speech…
Thanks Oscars 2017 for the fun, see you next year!