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In a Shocking Twist, M. Night Shyamalan Takes Credit for the Oscars’ Shocking Twist

You just got Shyamalan-ed.

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La La Land is your 2017 Best Picture winner—or is it? The 89th Academy Awards ended with La La Land producers being interrupted mid–victory speech to be told that there had been a mix-up and that Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight was actually the winner. It was an upset so shocking, so unexpected, that audiences could only draw one conclusion: We’d all been Shyamalan-ed.

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Even M. Night Shyamalan himself immediately made an M. Night Shyamalan joke. That’s how shocking it was.

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So move over, Sixth Sense. From now on, the 2017 Oscars will be remembered as the director’s greatest twist of all time.

Read more in Slate about this year’s Oscars.

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