“I’ve tried to get past it…I think I’m losing my mind. And the worst part is, they want me to do it again!” Kimmel says in the video released just after noms were announced Tuesday morning.
Making his Oscar-hosting debut last year at the 89th Academy Awards, the seamless show was marred by a monstrous mistake, in which the wrong movie was named winner in the Best Picture derby, leaving it to Kimmel to tell viewers, and attendees, about the error.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had presented the award for Best Picture, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde. As Kimmel explained it, they came out on stage with envelope in hand. Beatty was confused by what he saw on the card, “so he let her read the winner.”
“In other words, Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus. Which, I have to be honest, is one of the slickest moves I’ve ever seen,” Kimmel enthused.