After actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty opened the envelope and read that La La Land won best picture, there was a flurry on the stage, a waving of red envelopes — and the astonishing announcement: Not La La Land but Moonlight was the winner.
The entire cast of La La Land had assembled on the stage, and they looked stricken. The Moonlight cast looked shocked.
Those who gave up on the Oscars and went to sleep early may reconsider next year. As a newscaster said, "It was a long broadcast but all anyone will remember is the last 30 seconds."
Amen to that. And goodnight!