James Corden's spoof of that Oscars disaster is brilliant
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 2:53
During his monologue on The Tonight Show, Fallon quipped, "The producers of La La Land went up onstage after the movie won best picture". I'm sorry; I read that wrong.
Colbert's politically biting "Late Show" averaged 3.07 million viewers last week, making it the show's largest average audience since its current winning streak began the week ended February 3.
A bit of backstory for that one guy who doesn't know: On Sunday evening, presenters Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway had the honor of awarding the Oscar for Best Picture, announcing to the packed house and millions of TV viewers that La La Land was the victor.
During his opening monologue, Kimmel talked about the chaos that ensued immediately after La La Land was wrongly awarded the Best Picture award rather than Moonlight, prompting him to awkwardly take to the stage to help sort things out.
"Here's to the ones who lose; God, I need so much booze", sang Corden. "'Moonlight's the victor and we all lost our damn minds, '" he sang.
Citing metered market data, ABC says its late-night show drew a 2.6 overnight household rating.
On Noah's "Daily Show", one correspondent suggested the "Moonlight" win showed U.S. was operating "at maximum levels of black-tivity" with African-Americans winning much-deserved recognition for achievements. "Here's your Oscar, but some white folks get to touch it first".
Kimmel joked that "Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus", noting that Beatty, in confusion about reading from the wrong envelope, handed it over to Dunaway to read the victor.
"Moonlight is not the film that didn't win best picture", read an edited version of the card in question. "After praising Jimmy Kimmel's hosting abilities, he joked, "['La La Land'] joined a support group with the Atlanta Falcons and Hillary Clinton". A member of team La La Land took the mic to announce that there had been a mistake. "That's pretty rough, now you gotta apologize for everyone you forgot to thank in your speech that didn't count". "This is Moonlight for best picture".