Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

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Jill Serjeant

African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

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Thank You America

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

As an immigrant, the son of an immigrant and a US Army Veteran with four other brothers who honorably served our adopted country (2 Army, 2 Marine) and from far away Sweden (on a visit but not seeking asylum), I could not help but admire and be proud of America and the hundreds of thousands across the great country who showed solidarity against the bans on Muslims and immigrants entering the United States.

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