seemed like a shoo-in for an nod for her scene-stealing role in “ ,” but came up short when the nominations were announced on Tuesday morning. The snub was probably doubly disappointing for Haddish, since she was co-hosting the announcement press conference, alongside Andy Serkis. But the comedian’s hilarious commentary (and less-than-correct pronunciations of nominees’ names) throughout the presentation ensured that she still came out a winner.
Haddish wasted no time in making an impression, striking a sultry pose after Academy president John Bailey handed over the mic. The actress clearly had a lot of fun with her duties, inserting quips and adding some extra flair to just about every line reading (a special shout-out to the way she said “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Call Me by Your Name,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”).
Mercifully, Haddish didn’t have to be the one to announce her own category snub, but she didn’t let her lack of a nomination spoil her good time, continuing on to banter with Serkis, play off the crowd, and completely mangle the names of the producers of “Call Me By Your Name.” As for Best Actor nominee Daniel Kallelujah Kahlua Kaluuya — well, as Haddish put it, “He know his name.”
Though there were some naysayers, Haddish mostly won over the internet with her hilarious vamping and flubs. And even one of her pronunciation victims, Best Adapted Screenplay nominee Michael Weber, had nothing but love for the comedian.
late addition to the best picture oscar nominations – a video of tiffany haddish pronouncing things
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb)
I could watch Tiffany Haddish mispronounce names all morning.
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz)
“I gotta see this Dunkirk, it seems like a lot of people like it.” – Tiffany Haddish 😭😭😭😭😭
— Ira Madison III (@ira)
“All these titles make a woman from an urban area very uncomfortable.” —The amazing Tiffany Haddish announcingnoms
— Abby Gardner (@abbygardner)
Thanks to Tiffany Haddish, Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya shall now be known as “Daniel K’Hallelujah.”
— Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm)
Tiffany Haddish can mispronounce my name any way she wants! WOOOOOOO
— Michael H. Weber (@thisisweber)
Check out the entire press conference below. And keep your fingers crossed that Haddish also makes an appearance on the Oscars telecast, too. Is it too late to just have her host?