Any other year, the reception given to Michael J. Fox would have been THE moment of the Oscars
Any other year, this would have been the most talked about moment of the Oscars.
Unfortunately, a thing happened. It wasn't a big thing, just a little mix-up, but it got a lot of people talking. No big deal. No worries.
As that minor error took up all the headlines today, it might have escaped your attention that Michael J. Fox and Seth Rogen paired up to present an award.
In a DeLorean.
With Seth Rogen wearing the self-lacing Nike trainers.
Singing a song from smash-hit musical Hamilton.
Hell of a moment.
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017
The stars of Back to the Future and just about every decent comedy in the last decade were there to present the award for Best Editing, which went to Hacksaw Ridge. However, it was Fox who got the biggest applause, with Rogen quipping, "I'm gonna pretend half that is for me, even though deep down, it is not."
"Well, some of it's for you," replied Fox.
"You think like 30% of it is for me?"
"...some of it's for you."
Fox, who has been living with Parkinson's Disease, looked in good shape and high spirits, riffing with Rogen and even joining in with the Pineapple Express and Knocked Up star's rendition of the Schuyler Sisters song from Hamilton.
While that other moment may have made us all wince a little, this one brought out the biggest smiles of the night.