Like and oasis in a desert, Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph saved last night’s Academy Awards ceremony from being a dry ass saltine cracker by injecting the show with some much needed moisture. The pair joined forces to present Best Documentary Short Subject and Live Action Short Film and were so much fun together, some folks are calling for them to host next year’s whole shebang.
Tiffany and Maya had the two things that make for a great presentation; commitment to a bit and jokes, jokes, jokes. Tiffany showed up wearing her beloved HSOTD winning Alexander McQueen gown. Maya showed up wearing a look from the GOT Melisandre collection of sheets from Bed Bath and Beyond.
Here are Tiffany and Maya and Maya’s pinky toe:
Lot’s of people, celebrities and regulars included, #tooktotwitter to express their appreciation for the duo and a few came up with some suggestions for possible future projects for them to co-star in.
Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish appeared and I immediately screamed "Thelma and Louise reboot" at a stranger.
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) March 5, 2018
Personally, I’d like to see them get an original script but I know that’s a big ask these days. But since Tiffany told Meryl Streep “I want you to be my mamma one day. Let’s get this money, girl”, Josh Gad might be onto something here:
A @TiffanyHaddish – Meryl Streep mother/daughter comedy now must be made. Immediately.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 5, 2018
Here’s Tiffany jumping the velvet rope to holler at Meryl on the red carpet.
— Mia Galuppo (@miagaluppo) March 5, 2018
Some folks called for Maya’s husband, Phantom Thread director Paul Thomas Anderson to get involved:
PTA could literally film tiffany haddish and maya rudolph presenting on a fucking iphone and it'd stan for it all awards season 2018 #Oscars
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) March 5, 2018
Billy Eichner had an entirely different type of project in mind for Tiffany:
True story: I met @TiffanyHaddish last night and she suggested having a child together. We'd both had some drinks so I'm not sure what will happen, I'm just saying it could be an interesting year.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 5, 2018
But you know somebody had to take it too far and ruin it for everybody:
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 5, 2018
Katy, this kind of shit is why we can’t have nice things! Whether they end up working together or not, Tiffany and Maya reminded everybody what charisma, comic timing and chemistry looks like. What a blessing.