Kelly Ripa Sported Hot Dog Fingers Behind the Scenes of the Academy Awards

Kelly Ripa.
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Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest were likely pleased by the Best Picture winner at the 95th Academy AwardsEverything Everywhere All at Once. And if you're wondering how we know, well, on Sunday night, the two were spotted wearing hot dog finger gloves behind the scenes of the ceremony (hot dog fingers are a reference to the film). The talk show hosts were seen sporting the gloves in a slideshow that was posted to the official Live with Kelly and Ryan Instagram account.

Immediately after the ceremony, the slideshow was posted, with a caption that read, “Tune in to our #AfterOscar Show tomorrow morning!”

In the slideshow, we see Ripa and Seacrest talking to everyone from Glass Onion stars Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe to Avatar: The Way of Water actresses Sigourney Weaver and Zoë Saldaña. However, it was their pic with EEAAO's Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan (who both won in their respective categories) which really caught our attention.

We know that the Live co-hosts love a good costume, and each year, the two host an After Oscars show, which features tributes to many of the year's most-buzzed about films. In their trailer for the special, the duo put on flight suits and pretended to be part of the Top Gun: Maverick cast.

For those who haven't seen the film, Everything Everywhere All at Once follows a dissatisfied mother (played by Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh), who suddenly finds herself thrust into a multiverse, where she is tasked with trying to save everyone from destruction. As far as those hot dog fingers go, let's just say that one of those universes involves people having hot dogs on their hands instead of fingers (and you just need to see it to believe it).

In another video that was posted to the Live Instagram account, we can see Seacrest and Ripa wearing their hot dog gloves as they speak with Quan. Meanwhile, a different clip shows them clapping the gloves together humorously, prior to speaking with the stars as they walk backstage. In the video (seen below), Ripa says, “We're so nervous!”

Perhaps it was some of that hot dog finger magic that helped Everything Everywhere All at Once to win big on Sunday. Thanks, Kelly and Ryan.

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