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Jimmy Kimmel thanks Denzel Washington for saving the Oscars after last year's Best Picture blunder

  • Jimmy Kimmel thanks Denzel Washington for saving the Oscars after last year's Best Picture blunder
    Source: The Hollywood Reporter

    Kimmel described last year how Washington helped save the show by urging him from the audience to get director Barry Jenkins to the microphone after Moonlight was rightfully named Best Picture after the La La Land envelope flub. Last night, Kimmel formally thanked Washington for helping him that night. "I want to thank you for something, and I don't even know if you're aware of this, but when I hosted the Oscars — not last year, but the year before — I was on stage and of course there was a little mix-up at the end of the show," Kimmel said. "And I was confused, as was everyone, except for you, because I didn't know what exactly to do. And I look out in to the audience and you look at me and you point to Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight, and you go (motion), bring him to the mic."

    TOPICS: 89th Academy Awards, ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Denzel Washington, Jimmy Kimmel, Late Night

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