While this year's Oscars proved to be, for the most part, pretty much a dud, except for one crucial moment: Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph presenting the awards for Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Live Action Short Film.
The pair came out with their heels dangling from their fingers and proceeded to console the crowd with the news that the Oscars were not getting 'too black.'
Since the divine Academy Awards moment, Twitter has begun screaming for Haddish and Rudolph to host next year's ceremony. And, it seems, Haddish is game.
Speaking at the premiere of upcoming TBS series with Tracy Morgan, The Last O.G., at SXSW last night, she said: “I would love to do something like that. I know my father would be extremely proud if I got to do that … As long as I get a paycheck." She continued: “In my mind, Maya and I, we were auditioning for the ultimate job—because I thought were getting paid for that presentation. When I found out that we weren’t getting paid, I was like, ‘Well, I heard about gift bags.’ And then it was like ‘We don’t have no gift bags,’ and I was like, ‘Well what do I get?’ They were like, ‘We’ve got a bottle of wine that’s like $13.’ So I got the wine.”
We pray that the Academy can afford to pay the duo more than just a Trader Joe's bottle of Merlot. But until then, let us reflect upon the genius of Haddish and Rudolph at the Oscars: