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Not all heroes wear tuxedos. Some wear basketball shorts and hoodies.
During the 89th annual Academy Awards, some of our favorite stars like Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis took home hardware for their stellar performances in Moonlight and Fences respectively, but the real winner of the night was Hollywood tourist, Gary from Chicago.
As a part of a skit by host Jimmy Kimmel, tourists were ushered into the Dolby Theatre under the ruse that they would see Oscar dresses over the years. Much to their surprise, they entered the auditorium during the live broadcast.
The tour bus crew was full of varied reactions to stars who filled the room, but the best reaction goes to Gary and his fiancée Vicki.
Of course Black Twitter had jokes about the Chicago native’s unapologetic attitude during the awards show (at one point, he jokingly admitted to Kimmel he was ignoring the White celebrities). Rocking a hoodie, shorts, a baseball cap and holding Vicki’s purse while taking pictures on his camera phone, Gary was the star of the show.
gary from chicago is helping us close out black history month right pic.twitter.com/Kh7T0DeKrK— Ziwe (@ziwe) February 27, 2017
bro turn tf up pic.twitter.com/FCfVVc2sPf— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) February 27, 2017
Uncle Gary from Chicago just took Mahershala's Oscar and handed him his phone so the man could take his picture. Black never takes a day off— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) February 27, 2017
Gary is Black History https://t.co/b5wcQCNTki— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) February 27, 2017
"Are you ignoring the white actors?"— Micah A. (@LetMicahDown) February 27, 2017
"YES I AM!"
Best tour ever! pic.twitter.com/93FmNZgMPu— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 27, 2017
Gary from Chicago is truly authentic. #Oscars— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 27, 2017
who wore it better pic.twitter.com/HKQthx2rv5— andy barron (@andybarron) February 27, 2017
Congratulations to Gary for winning the real award of the night — fan favorite.
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