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Oscars viewers all saying the same thing after watching opening speech

Oscars viewers all saying the same thing after watching opening speech

Jimmy Kimmel is presenting this year's Oscars.

Oscars viewers are all saying the same thing after watching the opening monologue.

The 96th Academy Awards has finally kicked off as Hollywood's finest attend LA’s Dolby Theatre.

This means that award season is drawing to a close after we've endured the Globes, BAFTAs, SAG and WGA awards, to name a few.

While it will be hard to top Will Smith's slap as one of the most iconic Oscars moments of all time, it's almost always worth giving it a watch just to see what happens.

For this year's Academy Awards, late night presenter Jimmy Kimmel returned to host the famous event, as millions watch on from home.


In his opening monologue, Kimmel joked about Christopher Nolan having a porn addiction, Robert Downey Jr’s 'rectangular-shaped manhood' and AI.

In a controversial quip about Robert Downey Jr's history of drug abuse, Kimmel said: "This is the highest point of Robert Downey Jr's long and illustrious career. Well, one of the highest points."

He went on to joke: "Is that an acceptance speech in your pocket or do you just have a very rectangular penis?"

He also took a dig at the Academy for not nominating Barbie director Greta Gerwig.

"I know you’re clapping, but you’re the ones who didn’t vote for her," he said.

“Ryan and Margot, I want you to know that even if neither one of you wins an Oscar tonight, you both already won something much more important.

"The genetic lottery.”

Despite getting some laughs from the crowd, people have complained that his speech was 'too long'.

"Jimmy Kimmel Full Oscar Speech (3hrs 23mins)," one person tweeted.

"How long is Jimmy Kimmel's speech going to be can he wrap this up now," a second said.

"Jimmy Kimmel can be done any time now. He is going way too long, and he's trying to be so over the top. I just don't know," a third added.


The comedian previously promised that his set wouldn't be as controversial as hosts from the past, saying he will not offend people.

It’s not that easy. It depends on the person because some people are more sensitive than others,” Kimmel said.

“God help you, if I know you. Like, if you’ve been to my house, you’re in trouble on Oscar night.”

“One of the most fun parts of my job is knowing that he hates being made fun of and making fun of him,” Kimmel added about former POTS Donald Trump.

“And then, every once in a while, he reminds us that he hates it and he gets mad.

“So, I love that. I take some pleasure in it.

“I just cannot believe that anyone thinks it would be a good idea to put him back in the White House."

Last year, Kimmel made a brutal swipe about Smith's slap, noting how five Irish actors were nominated, he said: "Which means the odds of another fight on stage just went way up.

“We want you to have fun, we want you to be safe and we want me to be safe.

“If any person in this theatre commits an act of violence, you will be awarded best actor and be allowed to give a 19-minute speech.”

For this year, all eyes will be on Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and the 13 award nominations to its name, mainly Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy for his portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer himself.

There's also the rather unique Poor Things from Yorgos Lanthimos, which secured 11 nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon is also up for both awards, with 10 nominations to its name.

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: Oscars, Celebrity, TV and Film