Jimmy Kimmel led a group of Hollywood’s biggest stars from the Oscars to a nearby movie theater to surprise an audience of unsuspecting movie-goers.
Actors including Armie Hammer, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong’o, Emily Blunt, Gal Gadot, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Margot Robbie left their seats in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Sunday night to surprise the audience at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
The audience thought they were watching a special screening of A Wrinkle in Time, unaware of just how special that screening was about to become.
Kimmel entered the theater with Gadot.
“You are live on the Oscars right now!” Kimmel told the audience as they erupted in cheers. “We wanted to say thank you to the movie-goers! Say thank you, everybody!”
The audience was floored as Hollywood’s most famous faces thanked them on the screen.
“We noticed you didn’t have any snacks,” Kimmel added, prompting the other celebrities to descend on the theater, brandishing snacks and hot dog canons.
Kimmel then asked one member of the audience, Mike, to introduce the next presenters. But before the stars left, they stopped for an epic group portrait, which Kimmel shared on his Twitter account.
This was not your average screening of #WrinkleInTime… #Oscars @GalGadot @AnselElgort @MargotRobbie @HamillHimself @RealGDT #EmilyBlunt @Lupita_Nyongo @ArmieHammer @Lin_Manuel @IamGuillermo @ChineseTheatres pic.twitter.com/CdpwRO6NS0— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 5, 2018
Kimmel is hosting the 90th Academy Awards.