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Andrew Garfield was asked to do a websling during Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars joke but he ‘made his own choice’

Rachel Lang

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Andrew Garfield was asked to do a websling during Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars joke but he ‘made his own choice’

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Jimmy Kimmel's executive producer has revealed what went down in the moments that lead up to yet another Andrew Garfield Oscars moment that launched 1,000 memes.

Garfield, Michael B. Jordan, Pedro Pascal, Michelle Yeoh, and Steven Spielberg all received a tap on the shoulder just before the 95th Academy Awards started to be told they would be singled out as members of Kimmel’s 'security team' for a joke about the 2022 Oscars Slappening.

Talk about pressure.



The stars were told to do something menacing that is related to a former camera when the camera panned to them.

Luckily, they're all trained professionals with acting skills (believe it or not), so the gag went off without a hitch.

Well, nearly.


Jimmy Kimmel Live executive producer Molly McNearney told Variety that Garfield was asked to whip out a websling motion because he played Spider-Man.

"I went up to Michelle, Michael, Pedro, Andrew, Steven Spielberg, and we told them minutes before the show started, 'you’re going to be on camera, Jimmy’s going to refer to you as part of his security team. If you could just show some kind of physical support or give him a fist bump'," McNearney said.

"They were all game and they were very supportive."

She added that Garfield 'made his own choice' as to what to do.

Andrew Garfield awkwardly smiled at viewers. Credit: ABC
Andrew Garfield awkwardly smiled at viewers. Credit: ABC

The moment Kimmel's EP (and wife) was referring to was, of course, Garfield's meme-worthy Oscars moment for the second year running.

Kimmel warded off any slaps, referring to Will Smith's attack on host Chris Rock last year, with a warning involving the Spider-Man actor.

"You are gonna have to tangle with Spider-Man," Kimmel said, as the camera panned to Garfield.


Instead of a websling motion, the 39-year-old actor grimaced awkwardly and shrugged the joke off as the audience laughed along.

The moment was adored by fans on social media, who flooded online in droves to chat about Kimmel's bit.

One fan wrote: "It would not be a legit Oscar night without Andrew Garfield being a meme."

A second added: "One more Oscars day one more day Andrew Garfield becomes the main meme from the night he doesn't lose anything."


A third remarked: "Andrew Garfield being the Oscars meme for the second year."

And a fourth said: "I need that Andrew Garfield smile as a reaction image, stat."

Last year, he quickly became a viral meme as he was filmed texting under the table in the immediate aftermath of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock.

Come on though, as if you would have done any differently.

Garfield was asked who was texting during an appearance on The View and the Tick Tick... Boom! star replied: "That’s none of your business."

Now that is grimace-worthy.

Topics: Celebrity, Entertainment, Oscars, Academy Awards, Film and TV

Rachel Lang
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