Jimmy Kimmel spoke to The Times backstage about what happened when the Oscars broadcast suddenly went off the rails with an unprecedented mistake.
"I saw something online... it was a screen grab that showed the best actress envelope. It's funny, I was about to go on stage and do a bit with Matt Damon and a doughnut, but I said, 'I think I have to go on stage,' because otherwise our stage manager Gary [Natoli] was going to have to finesse it," Kimmel said.
"There was a lot of nuttiness. It was kind of like a dispute over a boxing match. You didn't know who won. You didn't know who the winner was. But I have to say the producers of 'La La Land' were very gracious," Kimmel remarked of the individuals who very suddenly learned they had not won best picture.