Oscars boss Cheryl Boone Isaacs has heaped praise on the producers of La La Land and Moonlight for the “beautiful ending” to this year’s (17) Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president made her first public appearance since the Oscars drama last month (Feb17) at the South by Southwest festival in Texas on Monday (13Mar17), and revealed she was more than happy with the way the awards ended.
La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture and producers were already onstage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood when it was revealed a mistake had occurred. They had to give up their awards to the filmmakers behind Moonlight.
The mix up made headlines for days, but now the Oscars is a distant memory the Academy president admits the drama wasn’t all bad.
“It was a beautiful ending,” she said. “(There was) a respect and graciousness from the La La Land filmmakers and the Moonlight filmmakers in a way that I thought was very special.”
She also complimented the host of the 2017 Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel, calling him “the perfect man for the evening and this interesting collection of films.”