Colin Farrell has the perfect response to Jimmy Kimmel at the 95th annual Academy Awards
Colin Farrell had the perfect response to Jimmy Kimmel at the 95th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The Irish actor was called up to the stage by Kimmel, who was hosting the show, to present the award for Best Actor.
But instead of presenting the award, Farrell gave a hilarious response.
“I have been asked to present the award for Best Actor,” he said, “but I would like to receive it instead.”
The audience erupted in laughter and applause, while Kimmel was left speechless.
Kimmel eventually recovered and proceeded to announce the nominees, with Joaquin Phoenix taking home the award for his role in the movie Joker.
Farrell then went on to thank Kimmel for allowing him to have the last laugh.
“Thanks Jimmy, you have allowed me to have the last laugh,” he said. “I really appreciate that.”
The moment was a lighthearted reprieve from the usual award show proceedings and was just one of many highlights of the night.
Farrell, who has starred in films such as The Lobster, In Bruges and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, has become a fan favorite in Hollywood.
His latest role in the movie Dumbo earned him rave reviews, and his response to Kimmel on Sunday night further demonstrated why he is so beloved by fans and critics alike.