Skip to comments.Kimmel's Flat Monologue Drops Humor in Favor of Tired Political Pandering
Posted on 03/04/2018 6:12:39 PM PST by Simon Green
Bucking expectations that this year's Academy Awards would be less stridently political, second-time host Jimmy Kimmel focused almost exclusively on politics, nearly dropping any pretense of humor. His monologue concluded with a call for Americans to attend a pro-gun control rally later this month and featured several barbs directed at the Trump Administration.
Just seconds into the 90th annual Oscars, Kimmel introduced Lupito Nyong'o, an actress of Kenyan and Mexican descent.
"Let the tweet storm from the president's toilet begin," Kimmel then commented.
Concluding, Kimmel made a call for Americans to attend a March 24th rally in support of new gun control legislation. Speaking to actors who might win awards, Kimmel said: "You have an opportunity and a platform to remind millions of people about important things like equal rights and equal treatment, if you want to encourage others to join the amazing students at Parkland at their March on the 24th, do that."
Kimmel hit Trump again later in the monologue, joking that he called Jordan Peele's horror film "Get Out," "the best three quarters of a movie this year."
Kimmel also name dropped Vice President Mike Pence.
"Only two of the best picture movies made more than $100 million," Kimmel said. "That's not the point. We don't make films for money. We make them to upset Mike Pence. Right?"
Kimmel also spent much of the monologue talking about the wave of sexual harassment and abuse that rocked Hollywood over the last year.
"Over the course of this evening, I hope you will listen to many brave and outspoken supporters of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp and never again, because what they're doing is important," Kimmel said. "Things are changing for the better, they're making sure of that. It is positive change."
Kimmel is just one more hypocritical lib!
In other words, we’re missing nothing by not watching the Oscars again this year.
Oh boy, I bet that’ll light up the Nielsen ratings. Everybody knows a good Jimmy Kibble political diatribe is as good as it gets, maybe he’ll start with the boo-hoo business again.
Please Wake Me when Kimmel is FUNNY!!!
ya know.....it wouldn’t be that hard to schedule a dissenting march, at the same time, but different place...with appropriate, unloaded, display pieces....
The year is 2050, and the procession is approaching Forest Lawn....
They should be ashamed of themselves. Sanctimonious a-holes.
We have officially reached peak snowflake.
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Another simpleton that confuses success with wisdom. We’re supposed to care what he has to say because why?
Exactly...they should be ashamed... how much security do these hypocrites and their children have?
Screw Kimmel and anyone who thought he would be an entertaining host.
While I’m at it screw anyone in the Academy who didn’t think “Wonder Woman” deserved a Best-Picture nod.
The test pattern between channels 104 and 106 will probably have higher ratings after an hour or so.
what a sad sad little man
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