5 moments that made Tiffany Haddish's 2018 Oscar nominations announcement required viewing

The Girls Trip actress made the nominations ceremony a hoot

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Tuesday 23 January 2018 20:20
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Credit: ABC.
Credit: ABC.

The Academy couldn't have chosen a better host than Tiffany Haddish to announce the 2018 Oscar nominees.

The Girls Trip actress, along with presenter Andy Serkis, blessed viewers with a hilarious and entertaining ceremony that involved some mispronunciations and a lot of good quotes.

Haddish didn't let her flubs bring her down - she laughed at herself the entire time.

Regardless of Haddish's own nominations (or lack thereof), she has definitely owned awards season with her 18-minute Oscar nominations ceremony hosting gig and her speech at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

In case you didn't get a chance to watch Haddish announce the nominees, below are the best moments from the ceremony.

When she realised she should see Dunkirk:

Maybe she wasn't quite enticed by the idea of seeing Harry Styles in a movie, but the nomination inspired her to consider Dunkirk as a must-watch. "I gotta see this Dunkirk," she said. "It seems like a lot of people like it." She's definitely right about that, and we bet she'd at least get a kick out of seeing Styles in his acting debut.

When she mispronounced nominees' names:

Haddish got creative with how she thought names were supposed to be said. Granted, some of them were quite challenging. With Daniel Kuluuya 's name, she said "Kallelujah" and "Coolye," adding, "He know his name.” She also struggled with Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and co-writer of The Disaster Artist's screenplay Michael H. Weber. But Weber didn't seem to mind at all.

The 38-year-old actress also had to say "Missouri" seven times, which she pronounced a few different ways because, well, she had to pronounce it seven times.

When she wanted to make sure they made announcements in a timely fashion:

There are so many names and awards it all starts to sound the same after a while. It was obvious that Haddish wanted the nominations to get out into the world. So, Haddish saying, "Let's keep up the pace" kept it real.

When Haddish creatively used her 90-second break for a power nap:

Reading off nominees' names can be a bit of a drag, so if there's a 90-second break, why not rest your head on the shoulder of your co-host for a quick snooze? That's using your time wisely when you have to recite names on stage over and over again.

When she made a new version of Call Me By Your Name:

Somehow we didn't think Call Me By Your Name could get any better, but Haddish gave it new life when she said, "Call Me By Yo Name" over and over. Haddish likely loves Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet as much as we do, but we would 100 percent see her version of the film.

Credit: ABC.

Hopefully this just leads to more speaking engagements featuring Haddish.

Too bad Jimmy Kimmel is hosting The 2018 Oscars - Haddish would have done a stellar job.

While she hasn't been given a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Girls Trip, we'll hope that her hosting gig is a sign that she'll be on The Academy's radar next year.

You can watch the full announcement here.

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