Oscars 2017: How is Jimmy Kimmel doing?
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 4:52
Host Jimmy Kimmel spent the Academy Awards on Sunday trying to bait President Trump, slinging double-edged jokes - "Remember past year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? He gave that role to Casey Affleck and made a Chinese ponytail movie instead and that movie went on to lose 80 million dollars", said Mr Kimmel.
After already speaking to how divided our nation is right now, Kimmel joked, "there's only one Braveheart in this room, and he's not gonna unite us either".
Legendary actress Meryl Streep set the tone this year with her Golden Globes acceptance speech in which she denounced Trump's campaign rhetoric without ever mentioning his name. "We're alt the Oscars!". Here are the political moments everyone will be talking about from the 89th Academy Awards. "Some of you will get to come up on this stage tonight and give a speech that the President of United States will tweet about in all caps during his 5 AM bowel movement tomorrow and I think that's pretty darned excellent, if you ask me!"
He asked if "the highly overrated" Meryl Streep had chose to don an "Ivanka" dress after the Trump administration urged people to support her failing clothing brand as he launched into a parody of the President's attack. " Kimmel said."I'm standing there like an idiot feeling bad for these guys but also trying really hard not to laugh, to be honest".
"And the way you people go through hosts, it's probably my last time here, so I'm going to enjoy this", he teased.
"I'm an immigrant", announced one of the Oscar winners for Best Make up and Hairstyling, whilst Viola Davies dedicated her Best Supporting Actress statue to "the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition".
Kimmel then told the audience he was excited because this was his first time at the Academy Awards.
"I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight", his message read. They create empathy between us and others.
"I want to thank President Trump", he said.
Kimmel's first crack on Trump was thanking him because, "remember when past year the Oscars were considered racist?" It's gone, thanks to him.
Kimmel started off the night on a serious note, urging everyone watching the telecast to "reach out to one person you disagree with and a have a positive conversation".