Hollywood Hack, Jimmy Kimmel, Shows Us Just How Dried Up His Material Really is, again.
What do you do when you run out of jokes? According to Jimmy Kimmel, you bash President Trump. The late-night host spends too much time talking about President Trump and not enough time researching facts about him. At the Oscars, Kimmel proved his material is running thin with a few dry puns at Trump and VP Pence. Take a look.
The 90th annual Academy Awards kicked off Sunday with returning host Jimmy Kimmel taking the stage encouraging positivity, before quickly taking jabs at President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and even Fox News viewers.
Despite calling for a show filled with positivity, both the host and stars like Common, Kumail Nanjiani and Lupita Nyong’o made the movie-centric show political.
Kimmel began with an old-timey announcement in which he listed the stars in attendance, making his first political jab with “Black Panther” actress Lupita Nyong’o.
“The stunning Lupita Nyong’o, she was born in Mexico and raised in Kenya,” Kimmel said at the top of the show. “Let the tweetstorm from the president’s toilet begin!”
From there, the host launched into a positive monologue that poked fun at the whirlwind year in Hollywood, which saw the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements dominate the headlines and previous award shows. In commenting on the year’s diversity, he highlighted “Get Out” helmer Jordan Peele.
“Jordan is only the first person in 90 years to be nominated for directing, writing and best picture for his debut film,” he said. “What a debut it was. None other than President Trump called ‘Get Out’ the best first three quarters of a movie this year.”