Yes, the Oscar underdog’s big moment was tainted by controversy, but we’re guessing the ensuing media frenzy will draw millions more eyeballs to the low-budget film (on, say, iTunes) than a “traditional” Best Picture victory ever could.
LOSER: WARREN BEATTY
His clumsy explanation that he was handed the wrong envelope hardly absolved him of wrongdoing (um… why not ask for the correct one?!). As a result, he has become the unwitting poster child for the whole sordid mess. Meanwhile…
WINNER: FAYE DUNAWAY
… Beaty’s partner in crime — and the person who actually declared La La Land the winner — quickly slinked off into the scandal’s shadows. As a result, she appears to have walked away from the dumpster fire with nary a burn.
While everyone else on stage was figuring out what to do (or just hoping the whole thing would blow over), the La La Land producer bravely cut through the B.S. by stepping to the microphone and announcing to the audience, with authority, that “Moonlight has won Best Picture.”