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This year’s Oscars was round two for Jimmy Kimmel as host. While he did a fine job last year, I tend to enjoy the more biting comedy of Golden Globes ex-host Ricky Gervais, Kimmel’s first Oscar foray was overshadowed by the now-infamous Best Picture flub. So, with that in mind, you had to imagine that Kimmel would come out of the gates talking about last year’s show.
Right off the bat, Kimmel’s monologue discussed the “Moonlight”/”La La Land” mix-up, joking that he was offered an opportunity to include the accountants in a skit last year, but declined because he didn’t want them distracted. Whoops.
But it wasn’t all “Moonlight.”
Kimmel also went head-on into discussing the recent sexual harassment and assault stories that have been dominating headlines for the last year. He discussed how disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein isn’t the first person to be expelled from the Academy. In 2004, actor Carmine Caridi was kicked out of the Academy for distributing screeners. “Carmine Caridi got the same punishment as Harvey Weinstein for giving his neighbor a copy of ‘Seabiscuit’ on VHS,” joked Kimmel.
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