Why did this movie win over La La Land (ok, I recognize it has its flaws too)? Think of the preening smug douchebags who constitute most Academy voters--a chance to vote for a black gay film that is depressing? Be still their hearts!
Actually the best movies of 2017 were Hell or High Water and Hacksaw Ridge. Neither had a chance.
AoSHQ: The New Yorker: Are we living in a computer simulation that has gone horribly wrong?
Heat Street: Why Moonlight won and La La Land Lost