Jimmy Kimmel gets political in his opening Oscars monologue

Well, the major night is ultimately here! The 2017 Oscars have begun, and your host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel has taken the stage. In his opening monologue, the late-night host did not hold back, poking enjoyable at President Donald Trump, close pal and...

Jimmy Kimmel gets political in his opening Oscars monologue

Well, the major night is ultimately here! The 2017 Oscars have begun, and your host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel has taken the stage. In his opening monologue, the late-night host did not hold back, poking enjoyable at President Donald Trump, close pal and...

26 February 2017 Sunday 21:00
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Jimmy Kimmel gets political in his opening Oscars monologue

Well, the major night is ultimately here! The 2017 Oscars have begun, and your host for the evening Jimmy Kimmel has taken the stage.

In his opening monologue, the late-night host did not hold back, poking enjoyable at President Donald Trump, close pal and pretend-enemy Matt Damon, and even Denzel Washington.

Kimmel right away addressed the elephant in the area, noting that lots of persons had told him to address the schism in the country. "I can't do that," he mentioned.

"There's only one 'Braveheart' in the room," he said of Oscar-winner Mel Gibson, who is nominated again this year for his new film "Hacksaw Ridge." "And he's not going to unite us either," he added as the crowd laughed.

Kimmel got much more critical when he said that if absolutely everyone watching right now "took a moment to attain out to one particular individual you disagree with and have a positive, considerate conversation ... we could genuinely make America good once again."

But just as rapid, the host's jokes began rolling again. Kimmel feigned as if he wanted to bury the hatchet with Matt Damon ahead of making exciting of the actor's selection to pass up starring in "Manchester by the Sea" only to star in a "Chinese ponytail film alternatively and that film went on to shed $80 million. Smooth move dumba---."

"When I initial met Matt, I was the fat a single," he also joked.

Kimmel's first crack on Trump was thanking him for the reason that, "remember when final year the Oscars were deemed racist?"

Just after choosing on Oscar nominee Denzel Washington for directing himself in the film "Fences," he teased French actress and nominee Isabelle Huppert.

"We didn't see 'Elle,' but we totally loved it," he said. "I'm glad Homeland Security let you in tonight," he added, a joke apparently about Trump's order restricting entry into the U.S. of individuals from seven Muslim-majority nations which has been put on hold by the courts.

Finally, Kimmel closed with a riff on Meryl Streep, the actress who is nominated for her 20th Oscar this year whom Trump referred to as overrated after she gave a speech at the Golden Globes that criticized the president without naming him.

"One actress has stood the test of time for her lots of uninspiring and overrated performances," he said. "[She's] phoned it in for a lot more than 50 films. 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 closed with, "Some of you will [win tonight] and give a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in all caps."

Now on to the winners, speeches and skits!

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