Larry & I had the opportunity to attend an Academy Awards party at Ken’s house in Los Feliz – “Ken” being Mila’s brother who I’ve known for pretty much all of his life. He’s done well for himself and has a great house in the hills of Los Feliz and as you can see in the pics below, the view is REDONK. It was a lot of fun to watch with this group of people and while I ended up doing terribly in my predictions for most of the lesser awards, when it came to Best Picture, I ended up deciding to pick Moonlight as I figured the awards would get split between Picture and Director, and when Damien Chazelle won Best Director, I thought I was looking good. Then La La Land is announced as the Best Picture, and while I was happy with that result, I also know plenty weren’t, and it also hurt my ballot (not that it mattered, I lost hard). But then, that craziness of ‘oh yeah, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope’ occurred and it was like, oh shit, are you kidding? Not just because that was an insane thing to have happen at the Oscars…but also, my employer is the one who looks to have been responsible for it happening!! EEEK……. and throughout the news cycle today, it definitely doesn’t look like that assessment is changing anytime soon. I can’t imagine anything else happening besides THERE WILL BE BLOOD. This is one of those cases though where shit doesn’t have a downhill option to go….the 2 partners who are there are the only ones allowed to know who won, so anyone else who was associated with helping is in the free and clear as nobody else has that comprehensive picture…and weren’t there with the envelopes. Girl, this is gonna be a rollercoaster, just saying.
The minute-by-minute breakdown of the shocking "Moonlight"/"La La Land" best picture mix-up https://t.co/MPjpzqIjWH
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 27, 2017
So in the meantime, here are some fun pictures of the view from Ken’s house along with some pictures of people you may or may not know. 🙂
Oh yeah – now this is an Oscar Winning Composer’s signature on the La La Land vinyl!: