Also: Guillermo meets Guillermo!

By David Canfield
March 04, 2018 at 10:37 PM EST

Midway through the 2018 Oscars, host Jimmy Kimmel put a brief hold on the awards-giving to crash a screening of A Wrinkle in Time happening right next door at the Chinese Theater.

Enlisting the likes of I, Tonya nominee Margot Robbie, Lupita Nyong’o, Gal Gadot, Ansel Elgort, and Emily Blunt, Kimmel handed the group celebratory flags before guiding them outside the Dolby Theatre. (Also along for the ride: Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro and Jimmy Kimmel Live sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez, leading to a meeting of the Guillermos for the ages.)

“I want to really thank them,” Kimmel explained. “The people you see on screen, they are across the way at the TCL Chinese Theater. They don’t know we can see them.”

The group arrived mid-screening, with the ecstatic crowd roaring first at being in the physical presence of Hollywood heavyweights, and then at being faced with the entire Oscars audience, live, on the movie screen in front of them. (“That’s Meryl Streep!” Kimmel yelled to them.) Kimmel then asked the audience a few more questions, and Gadot and Nyong’o handed out some snacks (read: hot dog canons), sure to make many moviegoers’ nights. (Kimmel also labored through an awkward bit with an attendee that’s sure to inspire comparisons to the infamous Gary From Chicago.)

For all of the excitement and gift-giving, however, Twitter took notice of the Oscars crowd interrupting a perfectly good advance screening of an anticipated movie, and weren’t exactly thrilled.