The Oscars got off to a predictable political start on Sunday night when host Jimmy Kimmel fired several shots at President Donald Trump.
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.
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.
Kimmel joked that Trump would tweet about all of the Oscar winner’s acceptance speeches ‘in all caps during his 5am bowel movement tomorrow’. Referring to President’s Trump tweets regarding Meryl Streep.
Sigh! Get the wine Trump supporters it’s going to be a looong night. Buckle up! If you’re even watching?!