So disruptive was the celebrity biffo some two hours into the 2022 Academy Awards ceremony that almost everything that happened before it got forgotten. Almost everything. But I’d taken notes.
In the pre-stoush part of the ceremony, host Regina Hall summoned on stage four tuxedoed gents from the audience: Timothée Chalamet, Bradley Cooper, Simu Liu and Tyler Perry. Linked by little other than their fame and ‘Hollywood hotness’—expanding in its definition, sure, but still a pretty predictable aesthetic—the premise was that Hall was taking them backstage to COVID swab them. With her tongue.
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