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Jimmy Kimmel mocks Will Smith and Chris Rock within the opening monologue

Jimmy Kimmel teased the Academy’s dealing with of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock ultimately 12 months’s Oscars throughout his opening monologue on the ceremony on Sunday (12.03.23).

The 55-year-old discuss present host addressed the scandal – which noticed the ‘King Richard’ star win Greatest Actor honors shortly after hitting the comedian over a joke he made about his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith – throughout the his opening monologue at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, urging the star-studded crowd to hearken to the “strict insurance policies” which were put in place.

She joked: “We wish you to take pleasure in your self. We wish you to really feel protected. And most significantly, we wish me to really feel protected. So we’ve got strict insurance policies in place. If anybody on this theater commits an act of violence at any level throughout the present, you’ll obtain the Academy Award for Greatest Actor and be allowed to present an 18-minute speech.

“Critically, the Academy has a disaster workforce in place. If one thing unpredictable or violent occurs throughout the ceremony, simply do what you probably did final 12 months: nothing. Possibly even give the abuser a hug.

He additionally joked that there was a excessive risk that such an occasion would repeat itself.

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He quipped, “5 Irish actors are nominated tonight, which suggests the percentages of one other onstage combat have simply elevated.”

However Jimmy listed a lot of robust characters — together with Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man — who might shield him “if you wish to come right here and have time.”

He added: “We have now no time for dishonest. It is a celebration for everybody right here.”

The presenter additionally teased actor Tom Cruise and director James Cameron for not attending the ceremony.

He mentioned: ‘Tom Cruise and James Cameron did not present up. The 2 guys who insisted we go to the theater did not go to the theatre…

“James Cameron shouldn’t be right here. You understand a present is just too lengthy when even James Cameron cannot stand it… Some critics say Jim Cameron shouldn’t be right here as a result of he did not get a Greatest Director nomination. And whereas I discover it very onerous to consider {that a} man of such profound humility is true. I imply, how does the Academy not point out the man who directed ‘Avatar’? What did they suppose he was, a girl?”


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