Oscars: 'Three Billboards,' Daniel Kaluuya Names Flubbed During Nominations Announcement
During Tuesday morning's announcement of this year's nominations, announcer Tiffany Haddish comically struggled to properly pronounce various nominees' names.
The nominees for the 90th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning but not without some minor flubs.
When presenting the nominees for best adapted screenplay, Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish struggled to pronounce the names of The Disaster Artist writers, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, laughing as she stumbled with her words. She also comically struggled multiple times to fully enunciate the title of seven-time nominee Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Co-presenter Andy Serkis also mispronounced the film’s title.
Haddish visibly struggled to enunciate the name of best actor nominee Daniel Kaluuya, jokingly making a pun with the Get Out star's name and the words “cool” and “hallelujah.” Serkis jokingly corrected her.
Along with her fair share of flubs, the comedian mispronounced the producers' names for Call Me by Your Name and that of The Post producer, Kristie Macosko Krieger. Aware of her blunders, Haddish began looking off to the side to seek assistance with pronunciations.
Later, she took to Twitter to share some tweets about her flubs and offer an apology to Weber, who said Haddish can "mispronounce my name any way she wants!"
"I am so sorry I can say your name," she replied. "I just felt like I was a substitute teacher in a Key and Peele skit. I was having a unreal experience. So Greatful your are cool Congratulations!"
Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 90th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. ABC will broadcast the ceremony live Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.