Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Exactly What Happened During That Oscars F*ck Up
By now you've all watched the end of the 2017 Academy Awards where the Best Picture gong was wrongly awarded to La La Land instead of Moonlight.
And by now you've all read the apology statement from Price Waterhouse Coopers, claiming responsibility for the old card switcheroo snafu.
But what was it really like being there in the audience when it all went down? The host of Hollywood's night of nights, Jimmy Kimmel, dedicated a portion of his late night show opening monologue to give us all a play by play of what went down. Perhaps to once and for all clear his name?
“He was confused, so he let her read the winner. In other words, Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus. I have to be honest … it’s one of the slickest moves I’ve ever seen. So Faye Dunaway announces La La Land as best picture. Which made sense — it was the favorite to win. So the La La Land producers get up on stage, and a few of them — Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt and Fred Burger — gave speeches. So now I am sitting in the audience watching the speeches. The plan is for me to end the show from the audience, next to Matt Damon, who — make no mistake — whatever confusion there was about who won? Matt Damon lost. He was a loser. He is a loser," he said.
Which is a real shame because we would have liked to see some more roasting of Maaaaaatt Damon, tbh.
“But we’re sitting there, and we notice some commotion going on, and Matt says, ‘I think I heard the stage manager say they got the winner wrong,’ which is unusual, but you figure, well, the host will go onstage and clear this up. And then I remember, oh I’m the host," he said.
“As I walked off stage, people started to speculate that maybe I was pulling a prank. Which, trust me, if I had pulled a prank in that situation, I wouldn’t have just had the wrong winner’s name in the envelope when they opened it. There would have been a Bed Bath & Beyond coupon inside. It was not a prank. And by the way, the producers of La La Land were very gracious, on stage and off. They handled it very well. It was a very amicable custody arrangement. They didn’t even ask for visitation or anything.”
Look, his very detailed recount certainly checks out even if the whole thing just sounds so far-fetched. But hey, we guess that's Tinsel Town for ya - is anything even *really*real?
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