Actor/filmmaker Elizabeth Banks tripped as she walked onto the Oscars stage on Sunday night to present the award for visual effects ― but she had a pretty sound recovery.
First, she managed to regain her balance without actually falling despite a dress trailing several feet behind her, then comically tiptoed to the mic.
And second, she delivered a solid line once she safely reached her destination.
“He tripped me!” she said, referring to someone in a bear costume following her on stage, representing the lead character in her new film “Cocaine Bear.”
The cheap-looking bear costume was a far cry from the VFX-generated ursine terror in her movie.
“Without visual effects, this is what the bear would look like,” she said as the costumed bear goofed around next to her:
“Visual effects can enhance any story and are an incredible tool for filmmakers like me, and without visual effects ‘Cocaine Bear’ would’ve been some actor in a bear suit probably on cocaine,” Banks cracked.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” took home the trophy.
Banks maintained her sense of humor about the incident on social media, tweeting: