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JK Simmons Remembers Headbutting Lupita Nyong'o After Winning at The Oscars

JK Simmons Remembers Headbutting Lupita Nyong'o After Winning at The Oscars

JK Simmons is looking back at his Oscar journey where he won in 2015 for Best Supporting Actor.

The -year-old actor revealed that while you probably saw him shake hands and give presenter Lupita Nyong’o a kiss on the cheek ahead of his acceptance speech on stage, it was more of a head butt for them.

“There’s a billion people watching, and you’re in the Kodak theater with every famous actor you grew up watching, so I was a little nervous, and I never actually wrote an acceptance speech,” he admitted on the WTF Podcast. “I had a theme in mind … and I wanted to talk about what’s most important in life, which is family.”

JK went on, recalling that he was “kind of formulating my thoughts and walking up on stage, and Lupita Nyong’o was going to hand me the trophy and I reach out with one hand to take the trophy, and I reach out with the other hand to shake her hand, like we’re two dudes making a business deal, and then I realized, ‘Oh no, it’s Hollywood. You’re supposed to do the fake kiss on the cheek.’”

“So, I kind of awkwardly go in for the fake kiss on the cheek thing, and I gave her a little of a head butt. But [thankfully] not enough to take her down.”

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