None of us expected Moonlight to win Best Picture. We hoped it would, of course, but knew it would go to La La Land. La La Land was announced as the winner, until...this happened.
My heart was legit racing and I was shaking at that MAJOR epic, embarrassing fail that was also the most brilliant moment we've ever seen at the Oscars. MOONLIGHT WON BEST PICTURE! Movies about the queer black experience CAN win, and for that, all us queer black folks of the world can at last feel like we belong. I'll embrace this moment forever: a queer black movie WON and it wasn't about slavery. What a time to be alive to see this.
Moonlight also won these awards:
Tonight's Oscars was historic for these reasons: Mahershala Ali became the first ever Muslim actor to win an Oscar, Iran won for Best Foreign Film, black actors won, and a movie about the queer black male experience won Best Picture. THIS is what America is made of - diversity and inclusivity. Absolutely beautiful. And most of all, Moonlight's win is a win for the entire LGBT community as this makes Moonlight the first ever LGBTQI movie to win Best Picture.
So proud of Moonlight, so proud of this moment, so proud of our history. We are now part of Oscars history, and damn it feels so good.