Moonlight: The Dark Horse that Could Upset La La Land at this Sunday’s Oscars

Moonlight: The Dark Horse that Could Upset La La Land at this Sunday’s Oscars

The Oscars are this Sunday and it’s no secret that La La Land is the clear front-runner right now to take home the big prize (Best Picture). Dominating entertainment and social media buzz since its release, La La Land has a chance to win as many as 14 Oscars, which would break the record for a single movie. (Titanic, Ben-Hur, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King each won 11 Oscars). Besides La La Land, eight other movies are nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars. And while I consider them all dark horses at this point, Moonlight stands the best chance at pulling an upset. La La Land was the best movie I saw in 2016; but in my opinion Moonlight was the most important movie released in 2016.  After viewing it for a second time over the holiday weekend I can see why Oscar voters could lean towards this heartbreaking, three-part story. Read more