Did Neil Patrick Harris not learn anything from Adele Dazeem?!
The first-time Oscar host seemed to have an extra hard time pronouncing actors’ names at the coveted awards ceremony
on Sunday night, going all out!
First there was the mispronunciation of Chiwetel Ejiofor. (Who is Chitewel Ejiofor?)
And Chris Pratt. (Yes, really! Who is Chris Pratts?)
And Margot Robbie. (Paging Margot ... Rowbie?)
And David Oyelowo. (It's "Oh-yellow-oh"!)
With all these slips, we started to wonder: Was he doing these on purpose? Apparently one of them was definitely intentional.
“I will intentionally mispronounce Chiwetel Ejiofor’s name to bring public awareness to the proper pronunciation of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s name,” NPH said during his end-of-show Oscar predictions reveal.
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