It actually makes a lot of sense though. It won the same awards than 12 YAS and La La Land lost Editing and Screenplay. No movie has won without those bar The Artist. That really benefited from the pre preferential voting method though.
This is genuinely insane. The funniest thing is that I actually missed the damn moment because my stream broke right before they were going to announce Best Picture ! So I was like whatever, it's obviously LLL, who cares. And then I start seeing these apeshit comments on the internet and lo and behold, it's one of the greatest Oscar moments of all time. And I missed it. Although I did watch the whole disaster later, it really is crazy shit.
I'm never calling the Oscars boring again. My ass will be glued in all season, every season. And FUCK the stats, I'm never paying attention to them again either. Tonight was full of too many surprises.
You can like or hate La La Land, but what happened to the producers is just wrong.
I loved La La Land but definitely wanted Moonlight to win (Moonlight was my #1 of 2016, La La Land was #3), but I felt so bad for the La La Land producers when that happened. That's way worse than just losing. To think you've won and get it taken away from you. But I'm glad that Barry Jenkins was very classy towards them and La La Land.