Friday 19 January 2018

The award for industry most ill at ease with itself goes to... Hollywood!

Barry Jenkins, writer and director of ‘Moonlight’, holds up the Best Picture Oscar as host Jimmy Kimmel looks on. Initially, the winner was mistakenly announced as ‘La La Land’.
Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Barry Jenkins, writer and director of ‘Moonlight’, holds up the Best Picture Oscar as host Jimmy Kimmel looks on. Initially, the winner was mistakenly announced as ‘La La Land’. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Well, that wasn't in the script, was it?

It had been widely predicted the 89th Academy Awards would knock the socks off every other previous event. A political rally that would have people talking for years; an Oscars for the ages.

Well, they certainly managed that. But not for the reasons they were expecting.

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