President Donald Trump has his own theory of why the 2017 Academy Awards ended in confusion: the presenters were too focused on politics.
“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart. “It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad.”
The awards, of course, ended with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the award for best picture to the musical film “La La Land.” After the crew of the film began to give their speeches, a producer came on stage and it was announced that the award actually was supposed to go to the coming-of-age film “Moonlight.”
The night had its share of political moments, with host Jimmy Kimmel tweeting at Trump and winners referencing resistance in their speeches, most notably coming in the form of a statement from Asghar Farhadi, who won for his film “The Salesman.” Farhadi, who is from Iran, did not attend the awards in solidarity with those affected by Trump’s travel ban.