Oscars 2018: Host Jimmy Kimmel Seeks Therapy for a Year of ‘Moonlight’ Trauma in New Promo (Video)
Few words are as horrifying as “Moonlight.” Well, to Jimmy Kimmel that is.
In a new promo for the 2018 Oscars — which dropped on Tuesday after this year’s nominees were announced — Kimmel is still haunted by the Best Picture debacle that occurred during the final moments of the 89th Academy Awards. You know, when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty accidentally announced that “La La Land” had grabbed the award, when “Moonlight” was the real winner. The moment (attributed to an envelope mishap) went down as one of the most shocking flubs in all of Oscar history.
Kimmel, who is hosting the awards show again this year, keeps reliving the moment over and over and has sought therapy to try and overcome the trauma. Whether he’s avoiding opening the mail (envelope aversion) or freaking out over his name being announced incorrectly at Starbucks (Timmy is NOT Jimmy, after all), the late-night host can’t escape the past.
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Of course, his choice of therapist may be the real problem here.
Watch the new promo above. And, in case you have somehow forgotten what went down last year, (because obviously Kimmel never will), check out the awkward incident from last year’s show below.
The 90th Oscars will air live on March 4 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on ABC.
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Source: The Wrap