Things definitely didn't end in a way anyone expected or could have predicted during Sunday Night's Oscars ceremony, and now, more information I coming to light about how the show was supposed to wrap up.
Oscar ceremonies and award shows in general usually end with the host of the evening making one final joke or having one last bit before thanking everyone for watching and signing off, but Jimmy Kimmel's plans for Sunday night were scrapped after Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelope and mistakenly announced La La Land as the Best Picture Winner instead of the real winner, Moonlight.
According to Us Weekly, Kimmel had initially planned one last quip at his faux nemesis Matt Damon before closing out the show, but the gag was nixed after the unexpected surprise.
"If you look at the picture where everybody saw the wrong tape, you'll see Jimmy Kimmel next to Matt Damon," an insider told the magazine. "Jimmy had a whole bit that got nixed obviously because of the Best Picture mix-up-he was going to do a whole thing with Matt Damon asking him what it's like to be a loser. It was the perfect end to the night, but then obviously once the whole enbvelope thing happened, it got scrapped."
Damon was the producer for Manchester By The Sea, which picked up awards for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay during the show.
After the mix-up, Kimmel instead returned to the microphone as confusion and shock came over the room and cracked a joke that he blamed Steve Harvey for the mix-up, referencing his famous 2015 flub at the Miss Universe pageant where he announced the wrong winner, before turning to Beatty and jokingly asking him what he had done.
However, when Kimmel returned to host his own late-night show on Monday night, he did manage to still get his dig against Damon in when he went to speak about the incident during his opening monologue.
"The plan is for me to end the show from the audience in a seat, next to Matt Damon," he told his audience. "I want to make no mistake, whatever confusion there was about who won, Matt Damon lost. He was a loser!"