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‘My Eyes See “Oppenheimer”’: Al Pacino’s Awkward Greatest Image Announcement

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Al Pacino put a room stuffed with Hollywood stars somewhat bit on edge to shut out the 96th Academy Awards.

Reasonably than itemizing all 10 nominees whereas presenting the perfect image Oscar, or providing a traditional “And the Oscar goes to,” Pacino merely stated “Right here it comes” earlier than slowly opening the envelope.

“And my eyes see ‘Oppenheimer,’” Pacino stated subsequent, to tepid applause from an viewers that appeared not sure whether or not that assertion was crucial proclamation of the evening.

“Sure, sure,” Pacino, 83, stated of the film that was thought of the favourite to win finest image and completed with a night-best seven awards.

At that time, on got here the music, and cheers rose from the gang. The digicam lower to Christopher Nolan, the movie’s director, and Emma Thomas, one among its producers, as they stood up and made their strategy to the stage.

Did Jimmy Kimmel see it coming? Simply minutes earlier, Kimmel, the host of the ceremony, made a joke about needing to tear up the envelope that stated Emma Stone had gained finest actress for “Poor Issues,” an allusion to the epic “Moonlight”/“La La Land” finest image mix-up of 2017.