Lil Rel Howery From 'Get Out' Says He Was't Invited To The Oscars
The comedian played a vital part in the hit 2017 film, but he didn't get a ticket to the big show.
January 27, 2018 at 3:45 pm
Comedian and star of Jordan Peele's Oscar-nominated film Get Out Lil Rel Howery told late night host Jimmy Kimmel that he wasn't invited to the prestigious ceremony celebrating the year's best films.
Many people remember Lil Rel as TSA agent Rod Williams from the movie, but the actor and comedian has been in the industry for years now with roles on the now-canceled "The Carmichael Show" and "Friends of the People."
Get Out was nominated for best picture, best director and in other major categories. On the biggest night of his career, Howery will not be at the Oscars to celebrate with his castmates.
“So, the first tickets they give out, I’m not on that list,” Howery told Kimmel on the Friday telecast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Kimmel, who will host the 90th Academy Awards, then promised to help out and get the star a ticket: “Listen, I’ll get you in. Don’t worry.”
“I know, it’s weird, too, because do you know what I did after that call? I went and like YouTubed last year’s and counted both groups, the group that thought they won and then the group that won. There were like 20 people on that stage [from each movie],” Howery said. “So they got extra tickets.”
Although he may not have been invited to the big show in February, he did get an invite to Jay Z's after party. But the fact that he didn't get a ticket still bothered him.
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