A bunch of tourists were brought into the Oscars for some reason
Denzel Washington was one of the actors lucky enough to enjoy contact with the ordinary tourists (Picture: Twitter)

A ragtag bunch of star-struck tourists were invited into the Oscars ceremony this year, presumably for the purposes of entertainment.

Er, did Ryan Gosling buy his Oscars shirt from a fancy dress shop?

Referred to as a ‘bus tour’, these characters — including a couple who got ‘married’ by Denzel Washington there and then — seemed to have been hand-picked to enter the theatre and take selfies with a few superstars.

They included Ryan Gosling, who kissed one of the women on the cheek, as well as newly-minted Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.

Host Jimmy Kimmel told them not to speak to Matt Damon, and also persuaded Jennifer Aniston to give her sunglasses to them as a gift.

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Mahershala Ali gets in on the action (Picture: Twitter)

Everyone watching was a bit confused about why this happened, really.

But many found it thoroughly entertaining.

Other entertainment that’s been provided so far tonight (we’re halfway through) includes a performance by Sting, and an energetic Justin Timberlake opening.

Makes you wonder just how hard-up Hollywood is for a decent bit of singing and dancing. We’ll take acrobatics too. Juggling ain’t bad.

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