The Academy Awards never fail to deliver their fair share of memorable moments. Yes, the names of winners of the coveted golden statuette will undoubtedly live forever in the annals of history, but we’re talking about smaller, sometimes seemingly insignificant moments that capture the attention of the viewers even more than the announcement of the winners. These moments are mostly what a certain edition of the Academy Awards gets to be remembered by.
For example, the 2013 Oscars were when Jennifer Lawrence fell down on her way to collect the award. The 2017 Oscars when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture. And you know what this year might become known as? The year when the ‘Shocked Jennifer Garner’ meme was born.
A short clip of the 45-year-old actress seemingly come to a sudden epiphany while sitting in the audience and applauding made its rounds on social media, prompting people on Twitter to come up with numerous theories as to what exactly the Hollywood A-lister had just realized. In fact, all of this speculating was just so much fun, that Jennifer herself couldn’t resist but join in and throw out a few possible explanations.
The Love, Simon star shared a video on her Instagram Story in which the notorious clip is repeated three times and each one is provided with a different internal monologue voiced by Jennifer herself.
“Congrats to Shape of Water! Maybe I should date a fish?,” she said, referring to the unusual romance featured in the Best Picture winner.
“Hey Jimmy Kimmel, what’s in your wallet? Wait, where’s my wallet?” Jen made a reference to her commercials for US bank Capital One.
“Can’t wait to work with Lena Dunham. Wait, did I sign a nudity waiver?” she joked because she recently signed up for the upcoming HBO series Camping, created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, and Dunham is known to strip down for the cameras on occasion.
What realization did Jennifer Garner just come to? pic.twitter.com/pWtycEDEVs
— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) March 5, 2018
Yup, Jennifer just meme-d herself and made us love her even more with the hilarious comments she offered. What do you think was going through her head at the moment? We’d love to hear your theories!