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What You Need To Know About Last Night’s Oscars Debacle

Many viewers were left wondering about the sequence of events that led to the initial erroneous declaration of ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards Sunday instead of the real winner, ‘Moonlight’. The Onion breaks down what you need to know about this fiasco.
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Oscars Officials Warn Only Famous Actors Permitted To Get Political In Acceptance Speech

LOS ANGELES—In an announcement delivered shortly before the Oscars ceremony began Sunday, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs warned the audience that only famous actors would be allowed to get political in their acceptance speeches. “I would like to remind all the nominees present tonight that only Hollywood’s A-list celebrities are permitted to make statements of a political nature while delivering their acceptance speeches,” said Boone Isaacs, noting that any lower-tier star who issues remarks against President Trump or references topics such as the role of the arts in challenging those in power or the contributions immigrants have made to Hollywood would be immediately escorted off the stage and prohibited from reentering the theater. “Even if it’s just a commonplace concern about the environment, please keep it to yourself. And if you’re nominated in any of the non-acting categories, it goes without saying that this especially applies to you.” Boone Isaacs later reportedly singled out actor Lucas Hedges, advising the Manchester By The Sea star not to “fucking try anything.”

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