(In case you were dead yesterday, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that "La La Land" had won Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday, when in actuality, the Oscar belonged to "Moonlight.")
On Monday night's episode of the "Late Late Show," James Corden went full-on Emma Stone in a red-haired wig, blue sweater and necklace to reenact her character's final audition scene.
Using green screen and footage from the film, James Corden heads into the audition just like Mia did. But when the producers prompt "Mia" to tell a story, the tale that comes out is not about her aunt who lives in Paris who fell in a river.
Instead, Corden sings the tragic tale of how "La La Land" was seemingly awarded Best Picture, only to have it snatched away moments later.
First, Corden sets the scene. He says,
My film used to be Best Picture. I remember, it was Oscar night. Faye Dunaway said 'La La Land' had won. I remember our whole team jumped on the stage. Leaped without looking. We gave speeches. Until the Price Waterhouse Cooper guys came up, and said...
That's when Corden launches into his spot-on parody of "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)."
"Here's to the ones who looooooooose."
Corden reflects on the "Moonlight" team's Oscar speech for their "film about hand jobs on the beach."
He also gives #OscarsSoWhite a shout out, singing, "This result doesn't seem right / Oscars used to be so white."
"Heres' to my sense of shock / More stunned than The Rock."
He concludes, "Smiling through it, I don't want to do it again."
So... James Corden should definitely host the Academy Awards 2018, right? Right.