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Will tonight confirm that the Trump victory can only happen in La la Land?

Back in the good old days, whenever a big event was about to take place, those of us in the Grenada, T&T and the southern Caribbean especially, would say "Tonight is de Bongo Night. Vinni way. vinni way bongo."

It's an old calypso line that I hope is still around for it is a good reminder of what is about to happen in Hollywood tonight. Yes tonight is indeed the Bongo Night, alias the OSCARS!
I pray God that despite the critics' clamor for "La La Land," movie-goers' favorite "Hidden Figures" or "Fences" or even stretching our imagination, "Manchester by the Sea" will win the best picture of the year.
How can La La Land be even considered a contender much less win the coveted trophy, beats the living daylight out of me. And I'm not the only one that's befuddled. Listen to those (Blacks and whites) in Montclair and West Orange, NJ, who saw both movies, and you'll hear echoes of the same bewilderment. Btw, polls are indicating that those same sentiments are nationwide.

Hey decision makers, the people's overwhelming choice for the presidency was thwarted and ignored last November, do we have to have our choice hoodwinked once again? Or is this a pattern of lousy winners that has overtaken America from politics to entertainment in the era of Donald Trump?

Let's hope that they will get it right this time. But regardless of the outcome, I urge you all, especially Downstreet/Selwyn to go see this year's crop of fantastic, thought-provoking and educating movies.

Re: Will tonight confirm that the Trump victory can only happen in La la Land?

Tony: Here still smh after the punto final final of the Oscars. Poor Guy is there wondering if he too was beginning to suffer from Alzheimer's-dementia. What a snafu! Who handed him that card? How or why? Anyway, Congratulations to Moonlight.

Re: Will tonight confirm that the Trump victory can only happen in La la Land?

Tom Brady and the Patriots came back from nowhere to snatch away an almost certain victory from the Atlanta Falcons in the last Super Bowl. My senses warned me that there was yet another major surprise coming down the pike. First there was Trump's impossible victory, and then Brady's. They come in 3's, don't they?

That's why my heart sank last night when Warren Beatty announced that LA LA LAND was the winner of the best picture award. Here was finally the next unbelievable surprise #3!! But how could that possibly be?

Unlike Satan in John Milton's epic poem PARADISE LOST, I could find no comfort in saying "What though the field be lost, All is not Lost." What was there left to hope for? The world had indeed turned into a La La Land as I feared it just might have done. It seemed that I had no choice but to adjust myself to this new reality in American life.

And then came the correction that MOONLIGHT was the winner. Oh what a relief it was!!!!
Here was the incredible hope coming to life that Satan's statement wanted us to believe in. All indeed was not lost!!
There was no bickering nor petty in-fighting, because an honest mistake was made, corrected and accepted.

Can you possibly imagine what would have happened had there been a similar correction in the last presidential election!!!!