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During her opening monologue on Saturday night’s episode of “SNL,” guest host Octavia Spencer cracked jokes about the Oscars and the constant mix-ups surrounding Black films, reports the Huffington Post.

From the Huffington Post:

Spencer joked about the frequent confusion over her most recent movie, “Hidden Figures” ― which has been repeatedly conflated with “Fences,” a separate movie starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. “People have been so kind to me about that movie. So many people have been coming up to me, saying, ‘I love Hidden Fences!’” she quipped.

Spencer also addressed the crazy Oscars ending when “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner for best picture, when it was supposed be “Moonlight.”

“I get it, I get it,” she said. “There were three black movies at the Oscars this year. And that’s a lot for America.” An easy solution, Spencer said, would be a three-way mashup of the films.

”If you’re gonna get confused anyway, I thought I might as well make some money off it. So, that’s why I produced ‘Hidden Fence Light,’” she joked. “It’s the story of three black women who send an introspective gay boy to build a fence on the moon.”

During the show, Spencer reprised her character Minny Jackson from the film The Help, reports the outlet. In the sketch, she offered Jeff Sessions, played by Kate McKinnon, one of her excrement pies.

Watch Spencer’s opening monologue below.

SOURCE: Huffington Post


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