Jim Parsons Got Locked Out of His House Pre-Oscars, Almost Missed Awards Because He Didn’t Have His ID

Don’t you know who I am? It didn’t matter that Jim Parsons‘ movie Hidden Figures was up for three Oscars, because without his ID he wasn’t getting into the awards.

The 43-year-old actor almost missed the ceremony on Sunday, February 26, after a string of mess-ups left him locked out of his house with no form of identification.

The Big Bang Theory star documented his debacle in a series of hilarious Instagram posts, that he shared while all the other stars were walking the red carpet.

“Locked out of house without ID which, apparently, you need to get into the Oscars… waiting on someone to get here and let me in,” he wrote alongside a selfie of himself dressed and raring to go. “Tux by #isaia , styling by Annie Psaltaris… Academy Awards, 2017… off to an auspicious beginning…!”

Parsons joked about his dire situation, saying he wished he’d taught his two pooches to open a door.

Why didn't I teach them how to work a lock on a door??? #oscarsupdate2017 #lockedout #soclosebutsofar #hiddenfigures

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Fortunately, after an hour and a half wait, during which he feared he’d miss the show altogether, he was finally able to retrieve his ID and gain access to the Dolby Theatre.

Aaaaand we're off! Thank you, Todd and @melissamcneeley for saving my ass… #oscarsupdate2017 #hiddenfigures

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Whatever else happens, Meryl and I shared a laugh. Kind of. #oscarsupdate2017

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Although his film failed to take home an Oscar, he did enjoy the ceremony, and playfully posted an image of himself “sharing a laugh” with Meryl Streep.

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