Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel brings unsuspecting tourists into a room filled with Hollywood stars

Reaction to the moment was mixed with some branding it patronising

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 27 February 2017 05:28
<em>Kevin Winter/Getty</em>
Kevin Winter/Getty

Jimmy Kimmel, the host of Oscars 2017, brought a group of unsuspecting Hollywood tourists who seemingly had no idea they were entering a room filled with Hollywood A-list talent into the ceremony.

Kimmel introduced members of the general public to actors including Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Denzel Washington.

The moment saw a viral star born in Gary from Chicago, a man who continually held up his iPhone to record the moment without seeming to be shocked to have just walked into the middle of the film industry's most prestigious ceremony; he even made Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala Ali take a selfie of him holding his Oscar.

Viewers' response to the moment, however, was mixed with some praising Kimmel's skit while others believed the moment to be too close to the bone with the host seeming to mock the tourists. He even seemed to mock the name of one of the tourists.

Everybody was decided on one fact: Gary stole the show.

Kimmel took aim at Trump in a politically charged opening monologue which, among other things, saw him directly brand the President a 'racist.'

To follow all the happenings at this year's Oscars ceremony, check out our live blog here. You can find a list of all the winners here.

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