Jimmy Kimmel Proves People Don't Actually Know Anything About the Oscar Contenders


With all the buzz around awards season, it's easy to forget that not everyone has seen all of the Oscars' Best Picture nominees — but that hasn't stopped a few people from lying about it anyways.

Jimmy Kimmel found them for a special, post-awards edition of his show on Sunday night. In another marvelous segment of "Lie Witness News," he dispatched a crew to Hollywood Boulevard and quizzed a group of clueless people with fabricated plot lines from this year's batch of Best Picture nominees. 

The best part of it is that these people sound somewhat believable if you haven't been paying attention! 

The best ones are:

"What did you think of Helen Mirren's performance as Cate Blanchett as Judi Dench as Larry Bird in Birdman?" the reporter asked, to which the woman gave an equally powerful response claiming how important that performance was.

Then there's the question about the "unbelievable moment" when Eddie Redmayne's performance of professor Stephen Hawking got out of his wheelchair and punched Albert Einstein in the face. "That was just unbelievable," the earnest simpleton responds. "That was history in the making." 

There's always next year.

h/t Uproxx