This year’s Oscars ceremony was a relatively tame affair, many expected winners going home with trophies and few slip-ups from presenters.
Last year, of course, was a completely different story: Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty famously managed to present the best picture award to the wrong movie — La La Land instead of Moonlight.
As a gesture of goodwill, the Bonnie and Clyde duo were invited back to present the same award one year on, but not without a few jokes about the mishap.
“Nothing could possibly go wrong from here on,” host Kimmel said just before the best picture presentation.
“What happened last year is Waterhouse under the bridge [a reference to PriceWaterhouse Coppers, the legal firm in charge of the award envelopes].”
“It’s so nice seeing you again,” Beatty said, Dunaway adding: “As they say, presenting is lovely the second time around.”
Clips of the nominees then played out, with The Shape of Water taking home the night’s biggest prize. Upon getting the stage, director Guillermo Del Toro took a moment to look inside the envelope to make sure his movie had actually won, holding up the envelope for everyone to see — a nod to La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz doing the same for Moonlight last year.
After giving an emotional speech, Kimmel then entered the stage to wrap everything up: “Well, that’s how it’s suppose to go I guess.”
Kimmel has made a joke earlier in the ceremony about last year’s mix-up, saying: "I do want to mention, this year, when you hear your name called, don't get up right away. Give us a minute.”
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Overall, this year’s Oscars saw some great speeches made, while The Shape of Water managed to win the night with four victories. Catch all our Oscars coverage here.
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