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


by Alexander Iadarola
Feb 27 2017, 7:32pm

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.

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.

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