Jimmy Kimmel pulled off one of the coolest stunts in the history of the Oscars on Sunday night.
‘In a few minutes those people are going to walk through these doors right here,' Kimmel had told the audience, gesturing to doors at the front of the theatre right to the side of the stage.
‘If everybody stays perfectly still
, maybe we can make them think they're at the wax museum
,' he said.
Tourists taking an open-deck bus tour of Hollywood's sights pulled up
outside the Dolby Theatre where the Academy Awards
were taking place.
In a bold stunt
, tourists taking a tour of Hollywood on Sunday evening got to be a part of the Oscars during the live telecast
The La La Land star Ryan Gosling shook hands with the bemused couple。
A tourist greeted Nicole Kidman with a kiss on her hand as her husband Keith Urban captured the moment on his cell phone.
Another lucky tourist got a hug from Kidman.
She then got to shake hands with Meryl Streep》
Another tourist got even more close up and personal with Meryl, still with her selfie stick in hand and filming.
Further on down the line was Mahershala Ali who won the first Oscar of the night for best supporting actor in Moonlight. The gracious star let the lucky tourists hold his gold statuette and posed for selfies with them.
The daring gag
made instant stars out of Gary Allen Cole and his fiancee Vicky from Chicago.
The couple were first through the doors and fully embraced their impromptu
meet and greet with Hollywood's A-list, shaking hands, hugging and taking pictures and video.
Gary and Vicky told Kimmel that they were engaged and planning to marry in July.
'Who's your favorite actor?' he asked Vicky.“
'That man over there,' she replied pointing to Denzel Washington.
The A-list actor and Oscar nominee
jumped to his feet and as they took video, he pronounced them husband and wife.
The bus tour group swiftly became an Internet sensation with Twitter users quick to comment.
Folks had fun coming up with suggestions about what Ryan Gosling whispered to Vicky to prompt her facial expression.