Tiffany Haddish butchered almost every name she announced at the Oscar nominations. Twitter has feelings
Presenter Tiffany Haddish stumbled through almost every name she was confronted by while announcing the nominees for the 90th Academy Awards. Twitter didn’t take it lightly.hollywood Updated: Jan 24, 2018 11:09 IST
When Tiffany Haddish asked her co-presenter Andy Serkis if he wanted to go solo to announce the Best Picture nominations for the 90th Academy Awards, he said “Oh, we should both do it, what could possibly go wrong?”
Tiffany shot back, “You don’t know me at all.”
For the past 20 minutes, the star of Girls Trip - who was herself a contender for her supporting performance in the raunchy comedy - had been butchering the names of virtually every nominee she’d announced. Not just Luca Guadagnino (Luca Gedeniro), she also managed to mispronounce the names of Scott Neustadter (Scott Newstandard), and somehow, Michael H Weber (Michael H Wilber).
Particularly noteworthy was the five attempts she made at pronouncing Daniel Kaluuya’s name. Even with Serkis telling her how exactly to say it, she couldn’t do it. “Daniel Coolyay,” was attempt number one, and she ended with “Daniel Kalaluya.”
After a point, Haddish began celebrating every correctly pronounced name with a fist pump, while Serkis nervously giggled next to her.
Twitter meanwhile, was uncharacteristically supportive. Only last year, host Jimmy Kimmel’s pointing out Mahershala Ali’s name as being unusual was met with outrage online, but Haddish’s mispronunciations were seen as mostly endearing.
Here are some reactions on Twitter, where Tiffany Haddish was among the top trends immediately following the announcements.
Tiffany Haddish can mispronounce my name any way she wants! WOOOOOOO— Michael H. Weber (@thisisweber) January 23, 2018
You'd think if you were announcing the Oscar nominations to a worldwide audience, you'd bother to learn how to pronounce the names of some of the favourites. Apparently not if you're Tiffany Haddish who thought it hilarious that she couldn't say a lot of them.— Baz Slater (@BazSlater) January 23, 2018
This is brutal watching Tiffany Haddish mispronounce everything during these Oscar announcements. It was disrespectful and pathetic. #Oscars— Abe Kanan (@abekanan) January 23, 2018
Inject Tiffany Haddish saying "Timothée Chalamet in Call Me Be Yo'Name" directly into my veins every morning. I shall live on this forever. pic.twitter.com/HYvZzjhNrJ— Slade (@Slade) January 23, 2018
Tiffany Haddish was embarrassingly brutal reading these Oscar nominations. It's called rehearsal. Try it next time.— James Crampton (@JimCramptonWPG) January 23, 2018
give tiffany haddish a fucking oscar for the way she says call me by your name— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) January 23, 2018
I could watch Tiffany Haddish mispronounce names all morning.— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) January 23, 2018
Tiffany Haddish literally butchered Daniel Kaluuya's name. imagine being nominated for an Oscar while the hosts act like they don't know you. this is the sunken place. #OscarNoms— Neg. (@_Negarrr_) January 23, 2018
Tiffany Haddish is the best ...she should host the whole Oscars.— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) January 23, 2018
Guys our girl Tiffany Haddish is slaughtering everyone’s names on this announcement. 😂#OscarNoms— Justin Mikita (@JustinMikita) January 23, 2018
My heart is breaking for Tiffany Haddish right now. #OscarNoms— Melissa Silverstein (@melsil) January 23, 2018
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First Published: Jan 24, 2018 11:09 IST