In quotes

Barry Jenkins is still haunted by last year’s Best Picture Oscars mixup

“I’ve never been as distraught as I was at the Vanity Fair party after the Oscars. I mean, did you see the show? It’s not the kind of thing where you go running off with pom-poms. Something had changed. I wasn’t sure what that thing was. I wasn’t sure that thing was mine or who it belonged to because of how everything happened. And it made 2017 a very long year. … And I’m never going to get the opportunity to enjoy that–because even if it happens again, it won’t be the same. Moonlight was a very special film for me.”–Barry Jenkins speaking to Vulture about that time the Oscars accidentally awarded “La La Land” Best Picture instead of “Moonlight”