Live from New York, it’s … Matt Damon as Brian Cullinan?! While this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live” will be hosted for the first time by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer (“The Help”), our fingers are crossed that Damon will make a cameo appearance as Cullinan, the PwC accountant who rose to infamy this week. Cullinan, who bears a strong resemblance to the A-list star, handed the wrong Best Picture Oscar envelope to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway last Sunday, resulting in “La La Land” mistakenly being named the champ instead of “Moonlight.” Surprisingly, Damon hasn’t hosted “SNL” since back in 2002, so we think it’s time he finally returned to Studio 8H.
It’s a no-brainer that NBC’s late-night staple will take on the viral Oscar fiasco, but asking Damon to cameo as Cullinan would just be icing on the cake. And “SNL” is no stranger to icing. Back in 2008 after the media starting noticing physical similarities between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey, Fey ended up guesting on the program and wound up winning an Emmy Award for her troubles.
And this season, though Alec Baldwin doesn’t necessarily bear an impeccable resemblance to Donald Trump, his recurring appearance on the show has catapulted the former “30 Rock” star to the top of Gold Derby’s Emmy predictions for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Melissa McCarthy has also recently popped up as press secretary Sean Spicer, earning universal acclaim for her hilarious impersonation.
According to reports, Cullinan had been holding two envelopes in his hands — Best Actress and Best Actor — just before the “Bonnie and Clyde” co-stars went out to present the last prize of the night. He mistakenly handed over the Best Actress envelope that read “Emma Stone, ‘La La Land'” and so Dunaway incorrectly announced that film as the winner. It was two and a half minutes before the mistake was corrected and “Moonlight” was named the rightful champ.
What do you think, “SNL” fans? Should Damon pop up on this weekend’s show as the disgraced Oscars mix-up accountant, or would that take away from Spencer’s first-time hosting duties? Sound off in the comments section below and join the discussion about “Saturday Night Live” in our notorious TV forums.
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