By all accounts, Moonlight is a profoundly touching and exceptionally well-made film. La La Land is a glossy, feel-good musical starring very good looking white people (and John Legend [same thing, basically]). La La Land is universally acclaimed, but Moonlight is universally acclaimed-er, like 3-points more on a 0-to-100 scale. Guess which movie I'm predicting to sweep the Oscars... did I mention Moonlight stars a bunch of actors who look like actual people (as opposed to exceptionally good looking people)?
And they're black.
And Donald Trump is our President Elect. So suck it up, cry baby, this is America now.
Actually that probably helps La La Land's chances what with musicals traditionally helping America forget the bullshit of the world, from The Wizard of Oz easing America's apprehensions about World War 2 to Chicago easing America's reluctance to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 (note that they never seem to encourage us to change shit in a serious way).
Long story short: white people! Especially the very attractive ones!! And there's no way this will end up like this or this. (At this point that last statement is true--those other movies were savaged and they starred white people too.)
Song: "City of Stars"
Artist: Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone