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The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight" was the true winner.

L.A. Times' film critic Justin Chang comes to the conclusion that the two movies' fortunes were inextricable and the you-couldn’t-have-scripted-it finale oddly enough made sense.

Winners

Mahershala Ali wins for ‘Moonlight’

 (David Bornfriend / A24)
(David Bornfriend / A24)

Mahershala Ali’s turn as a Miami drug dealer who takes a fatherless young boy under his wing won him the supporting actor Oscar.

Ali also won numerous prizes for his role in the film, including a SAG Award and National Society of Film Critics Award. This is his first Oscar nomination and win.

Other nominees were:

Jeff Bridges , “Hell or High Water”

Lucas Hedges , “Manchester by the Sea”

Dev Patel , “Lion”

Michael Shannon , “Nocturnal Animals”

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