And just like that, “Please welcome the WICKEDLY talented, Adele Dazeem,” became a meme. You know what we’re talking about right? That time America’s dancefloor sweetheart John Travolta butchered Broadway’s wickedly talented princess Idina Menzel’s name on the 2014 Oscars telecast? Real quick, let’s refresh that memory:
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But poor, poor John Travolta. Idina Menzel is a tough name if you’re not familiar with her Tony-winning work! It could happen to anyone! Literally anyone. Do you know how many Hollywood names that are either impossible to say or spell correctly? A TON, people! We wrote a whole story about it!
So what would have happened if America’s First A-List 747 Pilot was forced to introduce Barkhad Abdi? Or Lupita Nyong’o? Or—god forbid—Hayden Panettiere? Well the good people at Slate.com have created the future Webby nominee & award winning app “Travoltify Your Name” and we thought it’d be a good idea to run some of those tough-to-pronounce names through the generator and see what comes out. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014 Oscar Winners, brought to you by America’s systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic, award-winning actor, John Travolta:
Your Best Supporting Actor winner is…
Jared Leto Jed Lopeez for Dallas Buyer’s Club!
Your Best Supporting Actress winner is…
Lupita Nyong’o Louisa Nelseem for 12 Years a Slave!
Your Best Director is…
Alfonso Cuaron Antonio Crawzford for Gravity!
Your Best Actor is…
Matthew Mcconaughey Michael Mozaleen for Dallas Buyer’s Club!
Your Best Actress is…
Cate Blanchette Chloe Brazent for Blue Jasmine!
And just to make it interesting, let’s throw the 2014 Oscars Performers in the mix too! Introducing:
What do you think of Travolta’s little flub? Do you think he and Idina Menzel will make it through the rubble? What was your favorite moment of the Oscars? Tell us in the comments or tweet us @OKMagazine.
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