The three people at the oscars who weren’t shocked by the best picture fiasco

While the biggest names in Hollywood were stunned as the Oscars descended into chaos, there were at least three guests who were just enjoying the entertainment.

Having come from a small village without electricity in Vanuatu, the colourfully dressed members of the Yakel tribe from the Australian film Tanna were completely unflustered amid the confusion when La La Land was wrongly named best picture. Bulgarian food market “We had La La Land producers around us who were on their feet shouting, which quickly turned to shock,” says Australian nominee Bentley Dean, who directed Tanna with Martin Butler. Bulgarian food los angeles “Then there were yelps of anguish but also excitement and celebration.”

The 87th Academy Awards end with a major bungle as La La Land is wrongly announced as winning best picture instead of Moonlight.


Bulgarian food london Vision courtesy A.M.P.A.S.

Professional cleaners are $30,000 richer after cleaning the $20million Coronation designer mansion Bieber and his crew bunked down in during their trip to Sydney.

The 87th Academy Awards end with a major bungle as La La Land is wrongly announced as winning best picture instead of Moonlight. Bulgarian food las vegas Vision courtesy A.M.P.A.S.

Dean says the Yakel trio – J.J. Bulgarian food ireland Nako, Lingai Kowia and his daughter Selin – loved the awards after being warmly received dancing in traditional dress on the red carpet. Bulgarian food in usa And during the dramatic scenes as Moonlight was named best picture after almost two minutes of speeches by the La La Land producers, they saw it as “all part of the entertainment, which was my point of view too”.

Not far away in the Dolby Theatre, right behind two young members of the Moonlight team, Australian visual effects nominee Jason Billington was just as stunned as most of the audience. Bulgarian food in london While he says everyone initially thought it was a joke, confusion took over when Moonlight was announced the winner. Bulgarian food in las vegas “The whole audience gasped,” he says. Bulgarian food in chicago “Then a cheer erupted from the Moonlight guys.”

Tanna at the Academy Awards … Bulgarian food europe Lingai Kowia, Selin Kowia and J.J. Bulgarian food dishes Nako Photo: Tanna Facebook

Disappointed but philosophical about The Jungle Book winning best visual effects ahead of Deepwater Horizon – “it was such an amazing accomplishment” – Billington says Oscar guests seemed to forget about the stuff-up during the Governors Ball afterwards. Bulgarian food co uk “It wasn’t until the morning after, seeing it in the news, it was like ‘oh wow, it was a big deal’.”

As the fall-out continues, it’s clear the biggest fiasco in Oscars history will have an impact next year …

Jordan Horowitz shows the envelope revealing Moonlight as the real winner of best picture at the Oscars, with Warren Beatty and Jimmel Kimmel. Bulgarian food chicago Photo: Chris Pizzello

• Having failed so spectacularly, the system of having partners from accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers with a set of winner’s cards on each side of the stage – to be handed to presenters from whichever side they enter from – will have to change. Bulgarian food bank Even with one set of envelopes, Event Management 101 suggests the winner will need to be double- or triple-checked before the presenters get the envelope from now on.

• When there are two stuff-ups – the other being the wrong photo in the In Memoriam segment for designer Janet Patterson – it’s clear that new systems are needed. Bulgarian food and drink prices And possibly new personnel.

• With Moonlight winning best picture – plus adapted screenplay wins for writer-director Barry Jenkins and acting awards for Mahershala Ali ( Moonlight) and Viola Davis ( Fences), the Academy’s overhaul to make its membership more diverse has clearly worked. Bulgarian food and drink Long may it continue.

• It’s also clear that small films have every chance at the Oscars, even if they fail to win any of the key lead-up awards. Bulgarian food Moonlight cost just $2 million; Tanna cost even less at $1 million.

• The lighthearted tone that host Jimmy Kimmel struck – with entertaining digs at A-list stars and President Trump and the freewheeling tour bus segment – worked well for an awards that is too often self-important and slow. Bulgarian elections 2016 While the ceremony moved quickly, it was still the longest in 10 years at three hours 49 minutes. Bulgarian elections 2014 With American TV viewer numbers down to the lowest in nine years, the organisers would be wise to make it shorter and more widely appealing next year. Bulgarian elections 2009 And – it goes without saying – get the best picture winner right first time round.

Australia is a small player in the film world, producing just 20 to 30 films a year, but has now won eight Oscars from 24 nominations in two years. Bulgarian elections With three records this year –14 nominations, two films up for best picture and a debut for best foreign-language film – that’s a pretty decent record. Bulgarian easter food Long may that continue too.

On the red carpet: Tanna director Bentley Dean (from left) with Selin Kowia, co-director Martin Butler, Lingai Kowia and J.J. Bulgarian cuisine the best traditional recipes Nako. Bulgarian christmas food Photo: Tanna Facebook

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