Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are returning to present Best Picture again at Sunday’s Oscars, which means we are guaranteed at least one mention of last year’s Best Picture fiasco. But you know there will be more than one. This is Hollywood, and they love to talk about themselves. How many times will they allude to it though?
The Oscars have already shown they’re embracing last year’s series of unfortunate events, which had Beatty and Dunaway opening the extra Best Actress envelope instead of the Best Picture one — thanks to distracted, tweeting Oscar accountant Brian Cullinan — and “La La Land” producers giving speeches for more than two minutes before “Moonlight” was declared the correct winner. Promos have featured Jimmy Kimmel poking fun at the situation with Beatty, and producers had invited the “Moonlight” team back this year to give them their proper winning “moment,” which they declined.
Chances are very high Kimmel will mention it in his monologue, like how 2015 host Neil Patrick Harris mocked John Travolta’s mangling of Idina Menzel’s name into Adele Dazeem the year prior in his opener. “Benedict Cumberbatch: It’s not only the most awesome name in show business, it’s also the sound you get when you ask John Travolta to pronounce ‘Ben Affleck,’” he quipped. (Menzel and
Glom Gazingo Travolta later presented Best Original Song.)
Whoever wins Best Picture — or really, any category — will probably ask to see their respective envelopes too. And what about the taped bits? Kimmel could recruit his nemesis Matt Damon to play his doppelganger Cullinan. The possibilities — and references — are endless.
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