89th Academy Awards Ends with Awkward Mix Up

The 89th Academy Awards made history last night and not in the way you might expect. Of course, there were plenty of political jokes, commentary, and hijinks, including a moment when Jimmy Kimmel tweeted President Trump. The whole night, Kimmel made sure to make things uncomfortable and weird, too, like bringing in a real Hollywood tourist group to take pictures of all the celebrities and dropping food from the ceiling attached to parachutes. However, in one epic, awkward, and gut-wrenching twist that Kimmel couldn’t have dreamed up, the Academy Award for Best Picture was given to the wrong movie.

Here’s how everything went down. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, looking like two drunk wedding crashers, presented the nominees for Best Picture. When Warren Beatty opened the envelope and read the winner, he looked puzzled, smiled, and didn’t say anything, keeping the audience in suspense. He looked over at Faye Dunaway and handed her the envelope. She read the name and immediately said, “La La Land.” Everyone cheered and all the winners of La La Land came up to the stage.

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Minneapolis Actor From ‘Captain Phillips’ in Talks For New Role

Minneapolis Actor From 'Captain Phillips' in Talks For New Role - Barkhad Abdi

Barkhad Abdi made a run for Oscar gold this month (though he didn’t win last evening), and apparently more work in the film industry is on board.

Abdi has been actively seeking potential follow-ups to his Oscar-nominated role in Captain Phillips.

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Blue Collar or Black Tie? A Pair of Oscar Party Options Sunday in Minneapolis


The 86th Annual Academy Awards take place this weekend and Minneapolis will provide a couple creative options to heat up what is sure to be another in a long line of cold Sunday nights.

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