Leslie Jordan's mispronunciations makes viewers crack up during Oscar nominations event

Leslie Jordan's mispronunciations makes viewers crack up during Oscar nominations event
Leslie Jordan co-hosted the Oscar nominations event (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Everybody seems to be up and about quite early this morning and the Oscar nominations is the sole reason for it. The event, hosted by Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross, is receiving all kinds of reactions and a lot of it happens to focus on Jordan struggling to get the names of the nominated artists right. 

Known best for his roles in 'Will & Grace,' 'American Horror Story,' and 'Sordid Lives,' Leslie Jordan just couldn't seem to get himself to say the nominees' names properly and Twitter users were quick to point out the errors of his tongue, often remarking on how hilarious it was. Viewers also noticed the rapid outfit changes, wondering how Jordan found the time to swap clothes amid the announcements. 


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"I’m fully convinced Denis Villeneuve was left out of Best Director for the sole reason that Leslie Jordan would’ve had to pronounce his name one more time," a viewer remarked. Another seconded saying 'If I were to announce the Oscar nominations I would do it like Leslie Jordan." Jordan mispronounced the director's name multiple times, evoking laughter and rage from the Twitterati. "I could watch Leslie Jordan brutally mispronounce Denis Villeneuve’s name for the rest of time, and still never tire of it. #Oscar," a fan wrote. "Watching Leslie Jordan say non anglo Saxon names is giving me anxiety," another upset viewer tweeted. 

"Denis Villeneuve. Not a difficult name to pronounce, but Leslie Jordan, who I liked enormously (ironically) in Will and Grace nearly suffered a stroke saying it. Even Denis seemed to defeat him #OscarNominations," a tweet read. "I’m also surprised that Maggie got snubbed for The Lost Daughter. Also, listening to Leslie Jordan try to pronounce Denis’s was HYSTERICAL," a fan shared. A viewer seemed to be of the opinion that the 66-year-old actor wouldn't be hosting such events anytime soon, tweeting "I don't think there's enough money in the world to convince Leslie Jordan to do that again."








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