Did the 2018 Oscars unearth next year’s hosts? It seems possible. When “Girls Trip” star Tiffany Haddish and “SNL” alum Maya Rudolph took the stage to present the awards for Documentary Short and Live Action Short, they exhibited the kind of lived-in, casual chemistry that casting directors would kill for.
It was a welcome addition to the 90th Oscars, which largely skewed traditional in their honoring of films like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (for best actor and actress Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand, respectively) and “Darkest Hour” (for actor Gary Oldman).
“I know what you’re thinking,” Haddish joked as the pair stood on stage. “Are the Oscars too black now? Don’t worry. We were just backstage and there are still a bunch of white people still to come.”
“So many,” she added. “We just came from backstage and there are tons of them back there. Not just the stars — there are white people walking around with headsets, white people with clipboards.”