With its win, the film became the first movie with an all-Black cast to receive an Oscar for Best Picture. Moonlight was a huge win for both Black people and LGBTQ people. The Oscars aren’t known for honoring these kinds of stories in the film industry.
Moonlight deserved to bask in the fullness of their victory, but instead they had to share the moment with another film and the controversy of one of the biggest pop culture flubs ever. Hopefully it won’t always be overshadowed as we try to rectify the mistakes of someone else. We’ve already seen that story too many times. That in itself is a robbery.