The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight" was the true winner.
L.A. Times' film critic Justin Chang comes to the conclusion that the two movies' fortunes were inextricable and the you-couldn’t-have-scripted-it finale oddly enough made sense.
Hollywood's star players can't always be in top form, especially at the Academy Awards, where many of these elites do or say something unexpected for one reason or another. While these moments sometimes work out just fine, there have been plenty of moments through the years that have been absolutely squirm-worthy.
At the 88th Academy Awards, host Chris Rock caused many people to cringe when he introduced three kids of Asian decent as the representatives from PriceWaterhouseCoopers in charge of tallying the Oscar votes.
“They sent us their most dedicated, accurate and hard-working representatives," said Rock. "Please welcome Ming Zhu, Bao Ling and David Moskowitz."
When the joke didn't quite land, Rock added "If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet about it on your phone that was also made by these kids."
Viewers were outraged by Rock's joke that played on Asian stereotypes, which came across especially tone-deaf in a year with heightened sensitivity about race in relation to the Academy Awards.
Another thoroughly awkward moment came earlier in the show when Rock introduced Stacey Dash as the new director of the academy's minority outreach program.
The joke relied on the audience understanding Dash's outspoken opinion that BET and Black History Month should be done away with in the name of true equality.
Unfortunately for Rock the average Oscar viewer seemed unable to recognize Dash (who herself seemed to be unaware that she may have been the butt of the joke). But the joke also didn't seem to land among the in-house guest s, who seemingly understood the reference.