Just like past year, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage to announce the biggest award of the night, best picture. Kimmel gave the potential winners a word of caution Sunday night after having hosted the ceremony a year ago and needed to deal with the unexpected fiasco.
Host Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday began his monologue at the Academy Awards 2018 by taking a swipe at last year's Best Picture mix-up. La La Land was mistakenly announced as the victor of the big prize of the night, as opposed to the true victor, Moonlight.
Hopefully no one messes up this time!
The fantasy drama beat out Call Me by Your Name, Darkest Hour, Dunkirk, Get Out, Lady Bird, Phantom Thread, The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Beatty and Dunaway took note of their previous unintended gaffe, with Beatty saying: "Thank you".
After last year's monumental cock-up, where La La Land was accidentally announced as the victor instead of Moonlight, the Bonnie And Clyde stars were invited back for a second time.More news: Kabul auto bomb attack: Two Australian nationals wounded says Julie Bishop
Attempting to alleviate the tension, a producer pointed to a black envelope in Bourdon's hands, which she hands to Beatty, offering the ice-breaker: 'The design is a little different than a year ago'.
"I wasn't sure that thing was mine or who it belonged to because of how everything happened", he said in a roundtable discussion with other prominent black directors. But an accountant from PricewaterhouseCoopers, who had all of the winners memorized, was sitting in the control room with producers just in case something went wrong.
In January, the Academy unveiled a new set of guidelines to against a mix-up happening again.
"Obviously mistakes happen", Todd tells USA TODAY about the humorous look back to a year ago. "It's so nice seeing you again".
It was hard to miss the large, black envelopes stamped with giant, gold lettering, which was also in all caps in case anyone needed extra help making out the writing.