Monday Musings: The Oscars & Legit Mistakes

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Last night’s Oscars just made the legit biggest boo-boo mistake ever. Thanks Warren Beatty.

Here’s what happened.

The last three minutes of 89th Academy Awards turned out to be a monumental disaster when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly gave the Best Picture award to La La Land instead of Moonlight. The memes, jokes, racism rants and what-not have already begun flooding our feeds and honestly, some are quite hilarious *cheeky smile*. I’m sure the La La Land crew feel bitter and embarrassed, but this screw-up is quite sweet in its own way- Moonlight actually WON! Note- I still haven’t watched the movie but tonight that’s on my agenda.

While I would have generally oohed and aahed over the red carpet garbs and Ryan Gosling, live TV taught me a little something today. You see, Warren Beatty knew that something was wrong when he read Emma Stone’s  name on the card. Was it was the theatre full of talent, the million world viewers or simply unassertiveness that didn’t allow him to speak up despite knowing he was going to make a big big blunder? While we can go on to ridicule this big mistake and write it in the books of cinematic history, we should and we must take a little lesson that tells us to stand up and speak up when we know something is wrong- before you possibly make the biggest mistake of your life! Promise to speak up, ok?!

And also learn to move on. Like the incredible crew of La La Land (even if your heart got broken a lil).

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  1. Its through mistakes we learn, but it requires a lot of courage to own up a mistake or rectify one but that is the only way to go if, as you mentioned want to avoid making an even bigger mistake.

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