Mykki Blanco, The Black Madonna, and More React to the 2017 Oscars

"STOP GIVING IDIOTS IMPORTANT ENVELOPES" - Jubilee
February 27, 2017, 5:05pm
Photo of Mykki Blanco by Bruno Staub

Electronic musicians including Mykki Blanco, The Black Madonna, Dawn Richard, and more took to Twitter last night to respond to the news that the film Moonlight won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. There was a major mix-up during the ceremony, when presenter Warren Beatty mistakenly awarded the Oscar to the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone-starring musical La La Land after being given the wrong envelope.

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Moonlight was directed by Los Angeles-based director Barry Jenkins, and tells the story a gay black man named Chiron's journey of self-discovery. The film is split into three parts, depicting Chiron's life as a young boy, a teenager, and finally as an adult.

English composer Mica Levi was nominated for an Oscar for the Jackie score, but lost to La La Land composer Justin Hurwitz.

See a full list of the night's winners on Vice.

MOONLIGHT, yes!! The world needed that story, Black people needed that story, toxic masculinity needed that story, yes!

— mykki blanco (@MykkiBlanco)February 27, 2017

I'm sorry that Moonlight had any part of that moment ruined for them. And I am delighted they won.

— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi)February 27, 2017

Wow the fucking oscars just tried it. Hardly any black men in the audience and then they try to play — VENUS X (@VENUSXGG)February 27, 2017

That was fucking insane, jaw dropping — FRANKIE (@FrankieFatGold)February 27, 2017

STOP GIVING IDIOTS IMPORTANT ENVELOPES AND ALSO POSITIONS OF POWER AND ALSO REALLY ANYTHING

— JUBILEE (@JubileeDJ)February 27, 2017

i loved moonlight, but i think i loved the last 7 minutes of the oscars more!

— Nina Las Vegas (@ninalasvegas)February 27, 2017

Every award show from now on needs to get shyamalan'd

— N*I*C*K (@catchdini)February 27, 2017

Think I just witnessed the Fake News era 9/11 — James Ferraro (@LIL_ICEBUNNY)February 27, 2017

Lololand

— FaltyDL (@FaltyDL)February 27, 2017

I liked Warren Beatty's woke speech before the mess happened ?

— United Hairline (@atrak)February 27, 2017

Hahahaha fuck yes
Moonlight was by far the best movie of the year this is a victory for everyone

— locke screene (@jacquesgreene)February 27, 2017

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