Jimmy Kimmel returned for the second 12 months in a row to host the Oscars on Sunday night time and through the night time, he took a jab at the numerous males in Hollywood who’ve been accused of sexual misconduct since Harvey Weinstein.
Utilizing the Oscar statue for instance of a person who retains his arms to himself, Kimmel threw shade at Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, and each different highly effective man accused of sexual misconduct.
He mentioned: “Oscar is a really revered man in Hollywood, simply take a look at him. Retains his arms the place you may see them, by no means says a impolite phrase, and most significantly no penis in any respect.”
He added: “He’s actually a statue of limitations. And that is the sort of males we want extra of on this city.”
He additionally identified the unbelievable rise seen lately by ladies within the business.
Referencing Israeli actress Gal Gadot who performed the title position in ‘Marvel Lady”, Kimmel mentioned: “I keep in mind a time when the most important studios did not consider a girl or a minority might open a superhero film. And the explanation I do not forget that time is as a result of it was March of final 12 months.”
He mentioned disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein and demanded that Hollywood stamp out dangerous habits.
He mentioned: “If we will work collectively to cease sexual harassment within the office. If we will try this, ladies will solely should take care of harassment on a regular basis in each different place they go.”
Kimmel additionally took intention at Vice President Mike Pence, who is thought for his anti-gay views. The late-night host mentioned how the homosexual romance movie ‘Name Me by Your Identify’, regardless of being an Oscar-nominated function, didn’t rating huge on the field workplace.
“We do not make movies like ‘Name Me by Your Identify’ to make cash. We make them to upset Mike Pence,” Kimmel mentioned.
Addressing first-time nominee, ‘Get Out’ director Jordan Peele, Kimmel mentioned: “None aside from President Trump referred to as ‘Get Out’ one of the best three-quarters of a film he had seen this 12 months.’
He additionally made enjoyable of the White Home following the resignation of White Home communications director Hope Hicks.
“If the final two years have taught us something, it is that actuality may be miserable. However tonight’s nominated documentaries present us that the place there may be darkness, there’s additionally hope. Besides on the White Home. Hope give up on Wednesday,” Kimmel mentioned.