Jimmy Kimmel spoke about the epic Oscar Best Picture snafu on his talk show Monday night.
Kimmel was involved with one of the most unfortunate yet memorable moments in Oscar history Sunday night. Bonnie and Clyde co-stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the Best Picture winner at the Oscars as La La Land, but it was not in fact La La Land.
After stagehands rushed to the stage and inform the La La Land cast, crew and producers that they had not in fact won, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz showed the camera the real envelope, revealing that Moonlight had actually won. As the Moonlight group walked to the stage in shock, Beatty explained that he had the wrong envelope - it was for Best Actress, with Dunaway not reading the "Emma Stone" portion of the result, just seeing La La Land and announcing it.
Kimmel was seen on stage at a certain point during the debacle, telling the crowd that he was sorry this happened and eventually joked that he knew he would screw this up. The host then appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night and broke down the experience from his perspective.
"It was a lot of fun, until the end," he said, of the Oscars. "It was going very well, we were chugging along, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it turned into one of those Maury Povich paternity test shows."
He also spoke on how Beatty looked at the result, which said "Emma Stone - La La Land", with confusion but didn't say anything and then gave it to Dunaway to announce it.
"See what Warren did there? He was confused, so he let Faye read the winner. In other words, Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus," Kimmel quipped.
Kimmel also admitted that it was a purely chaotic moment, when there were so many people on stage.
"So we have the producers of two movies on stage," Kimmel recalled. "Who the hell even knows who is who from which movie? I'm standing there like an idiot, feeling bad for these guys - but also trying really hard not to laugh, to be honest."
The host also made it clear that this was not a prank or stunt planned ahead of time.
"I was like, 'Hey, no, I didn't. I did not pull a prank," he said. "If I'd pulled a prank, I wouldn't have just had the wrong winner's name on the envelope, there would have been a Bed Bath & Beyond coupon in there."