Following Jimmy Kimmel's poorly-received joke about O.J. Simpson — who is currently a prisoner at the Lovelock Correctional Center near Reno, Nevada — receiving an extra piece of bologna tonight because the documentary based on his life won an Academy Award, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to the stage to set the stage for Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho's Oscar performance of "How Far I’ll Go."
But before he did, the highest-paid actor in the world and former WWE superstar sang a few lyrics from the Moana song "You're Welcome," which was also nominated for an Oscar.
"I've been told that in these very politically charged times, there's literally only one thing that can bring the entire planet together: Dwayne Johnson singing his song from the Oscar-nominated Moana, live in front of a billion people," he said to the audience. "So when the Oscars called me up, I picked up that phone, and I said: 'What can I say except, you're welcome.' And the producers took a moment, and they said: 'Nah, we're good.'"
Check it out in the video below!
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.
Disney's Moana is coming to Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 7.