Al Pacino's Best Picture Reveal at Oscars 2024 Left Viewers Confused: Host Jimmy Kimmel Reacts

"I guess he's never watched an awards show before?" joked Jimmy Kimmel

<p>Rich Polk/Variety via Getty, Kevin Winter/Getty</p> Al Pacino and Jimmy Kimmel at the 2024 Oscars

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Al Pacino and Jimmy Kimmel at the 2024 Oscars

Al Pacino had an unusual way of presenting the top prize of the night at the 2024 Oscars.

On Sunday, the actor, 83, had the duty of revealing the Best Picture winner, which ultimately went to director Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer.

Rather than go the typical route of listing the 10 nominees then saying "And the Oscar goes to...," Pacino had an unexpected approach — one that left crowd members and audiences at home a bit confused.

"Well," he said after making a Shakespeare joke, "this is the time for the last award of the evening, and it's an honor to present it. Ten wonderful films were nominated, but only one will take the award for Best Picture. And, I have to go to the envelope for that. And I will."

"Here it comes," said Pacino as he opened the envelope as attendees laughed along. "And my eyes see Oppenheimer." There was a pause, then applause began and the music began playing in the theater.

Backstage, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the Oscars for his fourth time, told Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos (for an interview that aired Monday morning) about the awkward moment.

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"I guess he's never watched an awards show before?" joked Kimmel, 56. "Seems like everyone in America knows the rhythm of how it's supposed to go, down to the 'And the Oscar goes to.' "

"It was an extraordinary moment," said Ripa.

Pacino has been nominated for nine Oscars over the course of his career, and he won once: for Best Actor in Scent of a Woman in 1993, presented to him that year by Jodie Foster. (Foster, 61, was in attendance this past Sunday, nominated for her work in Nyad.)

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<p>Rich Polk/Variety via Getty</p> Jimmy Kimmel at 2024 Oscars

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Jimmy Kimmel at 2024 Oscars

The nine other Best Picture nominees, which were also individually introduced in separate segments throughout the ceremony, were: American FictionAnatomy of a FallBarbieThe HoldoversKillers of the Flower MoonMaestroPast LivesPoor Things and The Zone of Interest.

Oppenheimer led the night with seven total wins, including Best Director (Nolan), Best Actor (Cillian Murphy) and Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.).

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