AceShowbiz - Apparently the Best Picture gaffe at the 89th Academy Awards had a deep impact on Jimmy Kimmel that he still can't get over it. Ahead of his return as the host for the upcoming 2018 Academy Awards, the comedian seeks therapy for the trauma caused by the envelope mix-up.
"I dream about it every night," says Kimmel to someone in what looks like a therapy session. "I can't even open the mail because of all the envelopes. It just piles up," he confides to the other person who is still unseen.
In the video, the comedian is seen getting reminded of the mishap when he buys coffee. He admits that he tries to "get past it" by burning his tux. But "the worst part is," he concludes, "they want me to do it again."
The camera then pans to show the person Kimmel has been talking to, who is none other than Warren Beatty. The actor doesn't seem interested to listen to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host's problem, telling him to get out of the room right away.
In case you don't remember, Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the award for Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards. They announced "La La Land" as the winner, while it was supposed to be "Moonlight".
Beatty was confused by what he saw on the card, "so he let her read the winner." Kimmel jokingly commented on Beatty's move at the time, "In other words, Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus. Which, I have to be honest, is one of the slickest moves I've ever seen."
The 90th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 4 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. It will air live on ABC from 8 P.M. ET. The nominees were announced on Tuesday morning, January 23, with "The Shape of Water" leading the pack with 13 nods.
To make sure the envelope mix-up won't happen again, the Academy has implemented new procedures that include making sure the announcers get the correct category envelope before stepping onto the stage. In addition to two partners stationed on either side of the Oscars stage, there will be a third balloting partner who will have all winner envelopes in their possession and join Oscar producers inside the show's control room "as a safety control."
PwC chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan told the Associated Press, "It took a long time to respond last year when there was a mistake that we made. So we're formally practicing the what-ifs."