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‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture At 2017 Oscars Following Embarrassing Cue Card Mistake With ‘La La Land’

By Teonny Spears / Published on Monday, 27 Feb 2017 00:33 AM / No Comments

What was first called a snub has now been called a mixup! Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight won the award for Best Picture just moments ago at the 89th Annual Academy Awards!

After mis-reading and announcing that La La Land won Best Picture, it was was discovered that MOONLIGHT HAD ACTUALLY WON.

Based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and adapted for the screen by him and Jenkins, Moonlight unfolds over three chapters in the life of a young, gay black man growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood.

Earlier in the evening, actor Mahershala Ali won the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. That bring’s the film’s total to three wins overrall, which also includes Best Writing Adapted Screenplay.

The film stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali.


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26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.
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