Moonlight: The Rightful Recipient for Best Picture

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By Milcah Tefera

The 89th Academy Awards unfolded last Sunday, with a blunder so massive, it was the first on such a scale in the history of the Oscars. Anticipation filled the room as the envelope was opened for the winner of Best Picture, and finally, La La Land was announced as the winner. Until it wasn’t.

With a switch of the envelopes by the production team, Moonlight was announced the correct and original winner of the Best Picture award. The director of the film, Barry Jenkins, and the rest of the cast ran onto the stage in excitement and utter disbelief.

After seeing the film myself, I can strongly see why it won the title of Best Picture this year. It’s uncommon for an Indie production to win such an honor, and with an entire budget of only 1.5 million, Moonlight deserved all of the recognition it received, if not…

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