Accidents happen! Elizabeth Banks tripped on stage at the Oscars as she walked on stage to present the award for Best Visual Effects.
The Hunger Games alum, 49, ran to take the stage on Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. As she made her way to the microphone, Banks stumbled over the long train of her floor-length black and white gown.
Luckily, she did not fall and was able to recover from the moment gracefully. After she cleared the stage, a person in a bear costume followed her and accompanied the Pitch Perfect actress to present the trophy.
“Oh my God, he tripped me,” she quipped to the audience, blaming the animal for her stumble while also joking around that visual effects were a necessity in the film industry, especially for her new film, Cocaine Bear, which she directed. The thriller starred Keri Russell and the late Ray Liotta, who was honored in the In Memoriam segment later in the evening.
After kidding around, Banks began to read the names of the nominees in the category — Avatar: The Way of Water, All…