Maybe some people thought this was funny but for us it was a flop. It was a lot of bashing Trump with a few jokes here and there that just didn’t hit the mark. What did you think of the opener?
The late-night host poked fun at Trump during his opening monologue saying the Academy Awards were being watching across the globe ‘in more than 225 countries that now hate us’.
‘I want to say thank you to President Trump… remember last year when it seemed the Oscars were racist?’ Kimmel told the star-studded audience.
Kimmel was serious for a moment when he addressed how divided the country was. He said everyone could make America great again if people reached out to someone they disagreed with to have a positive conversation.
But that moment quickly passed as he began roasting Trump again.
He later called on the crowd to give an ‘highly overrated’ Meryl Streep a standing ovation for her 20 Oscar nominations throughout her career.
‘One actress has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances,’ Kimmel said. ‘This is Meryl’s 20th Oscar nomination… she wasn’t even in a movie this year, we just wrote her name in out of habit.’
He riffed off the president’s post-Globes tweet calling Streep ‘overrated’ after her anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes overshadowed that show’s awards last month.
‘Nice dress by the way… Is that an Ivanka?’ Kimmel asked Streep.