Let me make this Crystal 💎 Clear–Oscars 2017 will be a night to remember…(((for quite some time…)))

It was…… a) some enchanting evening!  b) a night FULL of surprises! c) a treat to watch… and EAT!  — or –…..

 (cue orchestra:  🎶dom dom dahhhhh!!!)🎶

d) a night that ended with a real SHOCKER!!!!  “😲”

 Hey…. why don’t we go with the ✨sparkling✨  letter “E” for ALL of  THE ABOVE!!! 

​Things happen…. you know??? but never… in the shows 89 year history… has something happened like this: The wrong winner of BEST PICTURE was announced!!! 

*** Yikes!!!*** 😨 😱​😮😳

I cocked my head to the side… thinking… Ohhhh…. so they’re going to make us wait for it… wait for it…..


Wow… what a way to make this moment suspenseful… and nerve wracking at the same time… 

— seriously– I thought it was all apart of the “act” — A clever bit in the show…to get people on edge… to anxiously await the winner… 

Well…after a little back & forth with the envelope… badda bing.. badda BONG!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty…(Bonnie and Clyde) re-united again on stage… finally announce that “La La Land had won Best Picture!!!”

Yes…”La-La Land was declared WINNER!!!!” 

The 🎶music plays..🎶.. There is excitement all around! The crowd applauded… (cheered even… ) The LA LA LAND CAST happily gathers on stage… 

I cock my head to the side…again… (squinting)–giving a cautious SIDE EYE…👀 wait a minute…something’s wrong… Oh! Ohh!!! Whoa!!!! 

Suddenly it’s blurted out: “There was a mistake… the winner is actually “Moonlight!” 

A card is thrust into camera view… with the wording to prove it.. Awwww… mannnn…If you could see this shock on everybody’s face… 

((( gasp! 😳))) –> but let me say right away… the La-La land crew handled the situation graciously… and with class! 
Imagine the emotion on that stage… lots of people slowly making their way out of the spotlight… while the major players from “moonlight” – stand up in shock… and quickly try and pull themselves together… and get up on stage.

I mean they were stunned! but oh the JOY!!!  That awkward moment…when time stood still.. and the moonlight crew -finally-realized “It’s true!!!! We.WON!!!

Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins said “Very clearly, very clearly, even in my dreams, this could not be true. But to hell with dreams, I’m done with it, because this is true. Oh, my goodness. And I have to say—and it is true, it’s not fake. We’ve been on the road with these guys for so long and that was so great and so generous of them. My love to La La Land, my love to everybody!”

Moonlight also picked up Oscars for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney)

And of course… Host Jimmy Kimmel helped smooth things over… clarifying that this was not staged… but a mistake… In true kimmel fashion… he used a bit of humor… to save the night!!! 

-whew! – Can I just say that Jimmy Kimmel did a FANTASTIC job hosting! It was his first time at the Oscars! He got off to a rip roaring start! and included lots of “surprise” elements in the show!

Let’s rewind a second….. and highlight a few of the FINEST Oscar moments!

Sweet treats came floating down from the sky in tiny parachutes during the show! (((3 times!!!))

Goodies like red vines, lemon heads…cookies and doughnuts… SWEET!!!!!

The Oscar set… changed from city type scenes… to Art Deco with multiple colored lights… 

John Legend performed two wonderful songs from the LA LA LAND soundtrack…. It was both magical and enchanting! 

Emma Stone won BEST ACTRESS!

In her sweet words of acceptance she said: “Thank you for being the greatest partner on this crazy adventure,” and in her excitement… she also mentioned to friends that she would “hug the hell out of them…when the feeling reenters my body.” 

The honor of Best Male supporting actor… was bestowed upon NEW DAD… Mahershala  Ali! 

Ali made history Oscar Night… becoming the first Muslim… to win an academy award. He thanked the teachers and professors who helped him along the way…. in his acting career…He reflected on the most important things they taught him…

“One thing they consistently told me is that It’s not about you,” he said after receiving the first prize of the night. “It’s about these characters. You are in service to the stories and these characters and I’m so blessed to have had an opportunity.”
This was the first Oscar in a 16-year acting career for Ali…who had never been nominated before. 

It’s been a busy year for Ali… who has appeared in several TV and movie projects, including two films — “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures” — that earned best-picture nominations.


After two previous nominations… The third time was the charm for Viola!  Viola also becomes the “First” Black Woman To Win Oscar, Emmy And Tony For Acting.

As she made her way to the stage… looking radiant in bright red…she proceeded to give a soul stirring acceptance speech. It was deep!!!!

Everyone hung on her EVERY WORD:

“You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered and that’s the graveyard,” a teary-eyed Davis began. “People ask me all the time…what kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola? And I say exhume those bodies. 

Exhume those stories….the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.”

“I became an artist and thank God I did,” she continued “because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” 

Wow…. such powerful words from one of this generation’s BEST performers!!! Well deserved Viola!!! 

She gave a phenomenal performance in fences… and continues to amaze us… every week on HTGAWM ( How to get away with murder) 
Casey Affleck was presented the Oscar for BEST ACTOR.

In his speech Affleck respectfully paid tribute to fellow nominee Denzel Washington.

“One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington, and I just met him tonight for the first time. Thank you,” he said.

The “Manchester by the Sea” star also thanked Kenneth Lonergan, who wrote and directed “Manchester by the Sea,” as well as Matt Damon, his brother, Ben Affleck, and his parents.

“I’m just really proud to be apart of this community and I look out at all of you and I have this whole year and I’m just dumbfounded that I’m included. And it means a lot to me.”

Washington appeared to be visibly moved by the tribute…from Affleck.

Before this moment…Denzel Washington did a quick “marriage ceremony for an engaged couple… during the Oscars!!!! 

Huh???? Yeah!!!! ((( More about that in a minute…))) 

 In one of the BEST  moments of the night… Unsuspecting tourists, (on one of those red double decker tour buses,  were told they were going to see ” a special Hollywood exhibit…. and SURPRISE!!!! 

The tour group was led straight into the Oscars… interacting with the beautifully dressed stars.. rolling video cameras… and snapping pictures…left and right! (LOL!) 

I always say good things can happen when you take a tour… you never know what might happen… or who you may see…. In Hollywood… You have to KEEP YOUR EYES 👀 OPEN!!!!

Host Jimmy Kimmel asked a woman on the tour  from Chicago…who in the audience was her favorite actor… She immediately motioned towards Denzel Washington! She also mentioned that her fiancé was also on the tour with her… ( he was a few steps up taking pictures/ and video of every celebrity he recognized!) 📸📹

Naturally…Jimmy Kimmel introduced the couple… to Denzel Washington…and in the span of a few seconds…he suggested that Denzel could MARRY THEM!!!

Two time Academy award winner… Mr. Washington…didn’t miss a beat! 

He proclaimed the couple husband & wife– LIVE– during the Oscars telecast! What a story to share with future generations in the family!

Oh!!! Did I mentioned Oscar got a make-over??? The famous award… that is the image of “A knight” is now TALLER… with more chiseled features…. he has a closer resemblance to the original award presented back in the 30’s…. Now… back to the show…

Another golden moment during Oscars 2017 came… when the leading women of “Hidden Figures” movie… introduced the real life NASA “She-ro” (Katherine Johnson), Who is the focal point of the film. This brillant women…a mathematical GENIUS…and several other women of color… made it possible for John Glenn to make it into 🚀 space… These women quietly worked behind the scenes at NASA… known as “HUMAN CALCULATORS….were paid significantly less than other employees…

Katherine’s calculations and projections for space missions were always spot on! After machines took over with calculations…. Astronaut John Glenn still preferred the final calculations from Johnson.

 Even after high tech machines were being used… Glenn refused to go into space… unless Katherine Johnson… verified the calculations of high tech machines…. No one knew about this until the movie came out… Finally this GENIUS Woman was REVEALED to the world… on stage during the Oscars… and she received a hero’s welcome… that was long overdue! Katherine Johnson –is no longer HIDDEN..here on earth!

It was a long night! –Definitely too #exciting to 😴 💤🌙✨ Wow! #ThereSheGoesAgain 👠 I had to #keepitmoving !!! 

Couldn’t miss seeing @kellyripa & @ryanseacrest #LIVE @livekelly AFTER one of the most interesting #academyawards… in it’s 89 year #history !!! (( #wowzers 😊 )) Candid #discussion over memorable #Oscar #moments #Fun interactions with #Award #winners ((( #congratulations again to ALL #winners #Yay!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾) 
A #review of #Oscar #fashions and a #hypedup #performance by #flor- rids… and a special appearance by the cute little boy… Sunny Pawar… from Lion Movie! And that’s a wrap from this years Academy Awards…
****Breaking News!!!*** The latest reports say the accountant from the firm in charge of distributing the envelopes from the awards… was “allegedly ” distracted… and gave the WRONG envelope to the presenters… whelp… that’s the latest… I’m sure more details will slowly but surely come out..

-Evette Dabney

Evette Dabney is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Sparkle-“E” Entertainment & Promotions

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Evette is an EMMY nominated TV news talent…available for free-lance writing, hosting, theatrical roles and voice-over work. 

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