Kimmel Gives His Take on Best Picture Mix-Up
'Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2017 1:21 AM CST

(Newser) – Jimmy Kimmel gave his take on the Oscars fiasco on his show Monday night, calling it "the weirdest TV finale since Lost." Kimmel said he was in the audience seated next to Matt Damon when Bonnie and Clyde co-stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the Best Picture award to the wrong movie. "What Warren did is he was confused, so he handed it to Faye and let her read the winner," Kimmel said, per the Hollywood Reporter. "In other words, Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus. It was a slick move." He said he noticed the commotion and figured the host would take care of it—then remembered he was the host.

La La Land, which lost the award to Moonlight, "was simultaneously the biggest winner and loser last night," Kimmel quipped. He denied rumors that he had pranked the Oscars, USA Today reports. "Trust me—if I had pulled a prank in that situation, I wouldn't have just had the wrong winner's name in the envelope," he said. "When they opened it, there would have been a Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon inside. It was not a prank." He said backstage after the show, Beatty explained that he had been given the wrong card, while Dunaway "made quite a getaway" instead of staying to discuss the shocking moment. (A backstage tweet may have led to the mix-up.)

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