Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were supposed to present the Oscar yesterday evening for Best Picture. And they did, in a major flub which immediately engulfed auditing giant PricewaterhouseCoopers in bigtime controversy. PricewaterhouseCoopers is known as PwC.
Most film watchers expected La La Land to win, and that’s what Dunaway and Beatty announced, but PricewaterhouseCoopers had provided the wrong envelope, and Moonlight was the real winner. Moonlight, with an all-black cast, tells a story of a young black man coming out as guy in an environment of rampant drug-dealing. La La Land is a celebration of Hollywood, and, hence, living in a world of illusion, being out of touch with reality.
Donald Trump and his acolytes all expected La La Land to win, because they do not live in reality, but rather in grandiosity. They have precious little support among African Americans, so the last film they wanted to see win was Moonlight.
Since last night’s Oscars made numerous slams of Trump and his racist practices, host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he expected Trump to tweet-rant against him and the awards ceremony at 5 am while attending to some personal business. But associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones knew otherwise, as she was with Trump when he tweeted at midnight, “PwC is totally PC and I was elected for fighting political correctness. They’ll never have any clients ever again!” But Pricewaterhouse Coopers CEO Bob Moritz quickly tweeted back, calling out Trump for demanding that Congress increase defense and security spending by $54 billion and cutting the same amount from non-defense programs. “Those numbers violate all rules of sensible accounting practices, and they violate all rules of political morality,” Moritz said.