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Does this mean Hillary won – and other Oscar thoughts

Today's blog is going to contain some of the tweets I sent after my newspaper deadline Sunday night about what ABC's "Good Morning America" today called "the biggest blunder in Oscar history." Some additional explanatory information is added.

The tweets are given in reverse order of the way they were sent, last to first. Don't be surprised I found more reason to praise host Jimmy Kimmel.

First, a note about the size of the audience. The telecast had a 16.4 rating on WKBW-TV, the local ABC affiliate. It was down from a 17.7 in 2016 and the lowest-rated Oscar telecast here since meters started measuring the telecast in 2002.

The final 15 minutes when all the confusion occurred before "Moonlight" was named Best Picture after "La La Land" was initially called the winner had a 13.1 rating. Now on to the tweets.

On the other hand, it did follow the movie formula of narrative structure in which something happens after you think it won't happen.

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"GMA" cleared up the confusion today and said Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope before Dunaway mistakenly said "La La Land" was named best picture instead of "Moonlight."

No explanation needed.

Price Waterhouse took the fall for the blunder, apologizing Monday morning for giving the actors the wrong envelope. A lot of people tweeting about the age of the actors Monday night may apologize, too. It may have been too much to ask of anyone of any age to instantly figure out they were given the wrong envelope.

That joke is self-explanatory, too.

Those self-deprecating jokes were more reason to praise the performance of Kimmel. However, I do wish he had said something serious about the foul-up, too.

Something like: "Let's hope this doesn't take anything away from the attention given to 'Moonlight' or the joy of 'La La Land'" and then telling his jokes. By the way, "Moonlight" is On Demand on Spectrum cable and can be seen at home for a price.

As far as I can tell, Price Waterhouse had nothing to do with Donald Trump's win of the presidency over Hillary Clinton.

Jordan Horowitz, the "La La Land" guy who graciously said it was a mistake and "Moonlight" was the winner, is deservedly getting a lot of praise Monday morning for the way he handled the cruel moment in which he discovered his movie had initially been wrongly called the winner.

Once again, self-explanatory. Judging by Channel 7's ratings after midnight, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of Western New Yorkers went to bed instantly after hearing "La La Land" wrongly called the winner.

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