A theatre full of movie fans were in for a huge treat during today’s Academy Awards, in the form of snacks delivered to them by Jimmy Kimmel and a parade of mega-stars! The fans, who were there for a special screening of A Wrinkle in Time, definitely did not expect to be surprised by A-list celebrities from cinema’s biggest event.
“I have an announcement to make: you are live on the Oscars right now,” Jimmy announced to the screaming crowd. He was accompanied by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda from Mary Poppins Returns, Mark Hamill from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lupita Nyong’o from Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and many more stars who walked around meeting fans and handing them treats. They even brought hot dogs in a hot dog cannon!
“We were talking about our appreciation for people who go to the movies, and that is you people,” explained Jimmy, “so we wanted to say ‘thank you’ to the moviegoers.” With that, the movie theatre screen revealed a shot of the audience at the Academy Awards, who all shouted “Thank you!” in unison. Such a great moment!
One lucky audience member even got to introduce the evening’s next presenters! Talk about an unexpected dream come true.