Jimmy Kimmel Trolls Will Smith, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Wins Big and More Must-See Moments From the 2023 Oscars
13.03.2023 - 07:37
Must-see moments! The stars were shining bright in Hollywood as celebrity A-listers descended upon the 2023 Oscars on Sunday, March 12 — and the fun continued all night long.
Host Jimmy Kimmel set the tone at the historic 95th annual Academy Awards with his opening monologue peppered with his trademark sense of humor. The comedian, 55, didn’t shy away from jokes about Will Smith, who infamously rocked the 2022 Oscars when he slapped presenter Chris Rock for his dig at wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
“We have nominees from every corner of Dublin,” Kimmel revealed. “Five Irish actors are nominated tonight. Which means the odds of another fight on stage just went way up.”
Elsewhere in his speech, the talk show host pointed out that the Academy was taking last year’s surprise attack very seriously.
“If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point during the show, you will be awarded the Oscar for best actor and permitted to give a 19-minute-long speech. But seriously, the Academy has a crisis team in place,” Kimmel said, referencing how Smith, 54, took home the Best Actor Oscar in 2022 for King Richard after the onstage assault. “If anything unpredictable or violent happens during the show, sit there and do absolutely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug.” (The Wild Wild West actor has since apologized for his actions. Smith was also banned from all Academy events for 10 years and is no longer a member of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.)
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host quipped: “And if any of you get mad at a joke and decide you want to get jiggy with it — it’s not going to be easy.” He then pointed to actors Michael B. Jordan, who is known for his role as a boxer in Creed, Andrew Garfield, who has played