Terrence Howard Explains His Awkward Oscar Moment: 'I Thought I Had It Together'

He wasn't overcome with emotion like everyone thought. In fact, Terrence Howard thought he had it together.

Terrence Howard from TV's Empire opened up about the awkward moment when he introduced the nominees for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

That night, Howard said, "Our next film, our next film is amazing. I'm blown away right now myself."

People wondered why he seemed so overcome with emotion. It led to some wild speculation online. 

But Howard told Jimmy Fallon exactly what happened.

Howard said, "I worked 18 hours to get this thing right I was going to kill it. And then I get out there, and there's Oprah. I choked!"