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Twitter Threads of the Day: Ira Madison III and Myles McNutt on the Moonlight/La La Land narrative

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Today we have two Twitter threads: culture writers Ira Madison III and Myles McNutt both had some insights to share about the Moonlight/La La Land fiasco at the Oscars, and the resulting narrative that has intertwined both films (rightfully or wrongfully). This narrative is best exemplified by a recent Variety cover story featuring directors Barry Jenkins and Damien Chazelle.

Let’s begin with Madison’s:

Next, McNutt responds with his own thoughts on this issue: