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Anousheh Ansari

Oscar night's nutty plot twist

Oscar night's nutty plot twist

“Moonlight” won the Academy Award for best picture of 2016, not “La La Land.”

It’ll be a while before we can drop the second part of that sentence.

What happened Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood contained the strangest plot twist among the rich, famous and addled since the recent election. For years, we all heard the same blase litany of complaint about the Oscars. So canned. So predictable.

So what happened there at the end of the ceremony, broadcast in 225 countries “that now hate us,” as emcee Jimmy Kimmel pointed out?

On Sunday, the winner of the “worst supporting envelope” award went to the envelope that somehow ended up in the hand of the...