A Boner At The Oscars

I didn’t catch the Academy Awards last Sunday night on ABC. The word on the street was that Hollywood was going to spend a lot of time bashing President Trump, and if I really wanted to see something like that, I’d turn on the news. Even Fox News (depending on who hosts a given hour) does a bit of bashing, and I wanted to watch something that could get my mind off of that, not keep it there.

Had I bothered to watch, I wouldn’t have missed one of the biggest mess-ups in the history of the show, perhaps in all of television history.

What happened was that La La Land, who many predicted would win the Best Picture award, was announced as the winner. But when the staff of the film got on stage, it became apparent that they were NOT the winners. Instead, it was announced thru the La La Land producers and some improv comedy from Warren Beatty and Jimmy Kimmel that Moonlight had won in a total surprise.

Somehow, it did make me laugh a bit. All these people in Hollywood telling Mr. Trump to do that right thing, but they can’t seem to get things right themselves.

It was an ironic way to end the night. 

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Author: tbpauly

Former radio professional (1989-1996), currently residing in Pinellas Park, FL. Blogging since 2004, at least.

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