Keaton was spectacular in the movie, which also starred Edward Norton and Emma Stone.
But the actor is still trying to live down his Oscar faux pas. As the award for Best Actor was being announced Keaton was ready to go with his acceptance speech already in hand.
But it was not to be. The Oscar went to Eddie Redmayne for his role as Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”
Keaton was caught on camera hastily stuffing his speech back in his pocket. The video went viral. But he was nothing, if not gracious in his loss.
In a new promo clip for the upcoming show, Saturday (Apr. 4), he appears with Jepsen and makes an oblique reference to “Birdman.” He tries to use telekinetic power.
“It’s so beautiful today in New York. Can we do this outside?” she asks.
“You got it,” he replies, snapping is figures. But… nothing.
“Oh yeah, I forgot… that doesn’t nothing,” he says after a very pregnant pause.
Keaton, who’s hosted two times before, had a tip for Jepsen, a newbie musical guest. “Trust no one,” he says in a whispered aside.
No mention of his Oscars snafu. Maybe he’ll do a skit about it.
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