Being the host of the Academy Awards is probably one of the coolest experiences for an entertainer. Except, of course, if there’s a huge blunder at the end of the night and the wrong Best Picture winner is announced.
“Except for the end, it was a lot of fun,” Jimmy Kimmel told the audience on his own late night show.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live host walked everyone through what it was like to be him, sitting in the crowd waiting to end the show, when he saw a stage manager run on stage. So he thought, “The host will clear this up,” before the harsh realization that he’s the host hit him.
By the time he got on the stage and was trying to set things straight, Kimmel had no idea what to do. That’s when Denzel Washington stepped in and set the night back on track.