Oscars: The Best, Worst and Weirdest Moments of the Night

Sunday night's Oscars broadcast was generally pretty predictable-until the very last award, when La La Land was mistakenly named Best Picture when Moonlight really won.

Kimmel said he was actually in the audience, sitting next to his mortal enemy Matt Damon, when Damon said he heard a stage manager say they got the victor wrong.

Jimmy Kimmel has taken aim at some of Hollywood's elite as well as US President Donald Trump while hosting the 88th annual Academy Awards.

Beyond the very pointed remarks, Kimmel tried to provide levity on Oscar night, acknowledging, "I can't do that", regarding whether he could unite the country with his speech.

Trump made the comments in an interview with Breitbart News, noting that for the Oscars "to end that way was sad".

Too amusing! Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue on his talk show on Monday, February 27, to discuss the epic moment during the 2017 Oscars when the wrong film was handed the Best Picture award. A year ago when the Oscars seemed racist.

The mistake occurred as presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given the wrong envelope before going on stage.

Kimmel made several references to Trump during the awards show and even showed his support for Meryl Streep in her feud with the president, The Telegraph noted.

"When you do a show like this, you're not just the host, you're also the lead detective", Kimmel told his viewers on Monday.

"People around me said, 'oh did you pull a prank of some kind, '" Kimmel added.

Host Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald Trump's "overrated" remark against Meryl Streep by making everyone stand up and give the veteran actress an "undeserving round of applause" at the 89th Academy Awards.

It was not until a few minutes after they announced the wrong victor that word of the mix-up got to the stage.

Much of the political talk during the Oscars was directed at Trump, criticizing him and his policies.

"The plan is for me to end the show from the audience, next to Matt Damon".

He showed a clip of them reading the wrong results card and joked: "See what Warren did there?"

Sunday's first victor Mahershala Ali picked up his best supporting actor Oscar for Moonlight without any social commentary.

  • Salvatore Jensen