The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives a total of 24 awards for the most outstanding films in the industry known as the Oscars. Every single year, some of the best actors and filmmakers gather for this event and acknowledge the greatness of every film.
For this year, a British actor has finally won his Oscar for best actor on the film Darkest Hour, where he portrayed the legendary Winston Churchill. For best actress, triple threat actress managed to beat Meryl Streep for the Best Actress category for the film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
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Academy Awards Notable Hosts
However, the winners, presenters, and the performers are not the only ones that are most awaited. In every show, the host is the one who would carry everything so if a host messes up, it would definitely go on the top trending list.
For the past couple of years, there has been a mix of comedians, actors, and television hosts to host the Academy Award, and some of them made their experience unforgettable. Just like what Chris Rock did in 2016 when he trashed the Hollywood industry for favoring white people in the #OscarsSoWhite movement.
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When Ellen DeGeneres hosted the show for the second time, she ordered some pizza and fed some of the biggest names in the industry such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. She even took the most famous group selfie of all time. This year, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the second time around.
He is the very first celebrity to host the Oscars for the second consecutive time since Billy Crystal in 1992. The 2017 Oscars were pretty memorable because there has been a mistake with the switching of envelopes for the Best Picture category. Kimmel jokingly blamed Steve Harvey for it since Harvey did it few months prior to the Oscars when he announced the wrong country for the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant.
Kimmel’s 2017 & 2018 Controversial Oscar Monologue
Last year, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Academy Awards for the very first time and he knows very well how controversial Oscars monologue could get especially with how Chris Rock did it a year before that.
Kimmel didn’t actually open the award ceremony since Justin Timberlake, who was then nominated for Best Original Soundtrack, performed it as an opening number. Critics didn’t actually felt like it was necessary since it is the Oscars and not the Grammys.
Kimmel, who had been very vocal when it comes to fighting for affordable health care rights on his show, wasn’t afraid to sarcastically thank Trump because of how the country has been divided now, he even recalled how racist the Oscars were the year before.
This 2018 however, Kimmel didn’t exactly focus on the political side that much, but he had to go on the darker side of the Hollywood controversy involving American film producer Harvey Weinstein. In 2017, Weinstein, who is the founder of Miramax Films were accused on abusing almost a hundred women in the film industry including some of the biggest names in Hollywood such as, Angelina Jolie’s, Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman, Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckinsale, and more.
This led to the dismissal of Weinstein from the American of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and other film associations. The #MeToo movement has dominated the social media throughout the entire 2017 and this scandal is still being investigated.
Kimmel wasn’t afraid to talk about what Weinstein did and even used them as a joke where he pointed at the Oscar statue by saying that Oscar is actually Hollywood’s most respected man since he always keeps his hands where people could see it and that Oscar was never rude to anyone, which is the kind of man the industry needs.
Kimmel also said things that were considered to be so powerful regarding the said matter by saying that this kind of behavior has gone to stop since the world centers its attention to the industry. Those people in Hollywood should set a great example not just behaving properly but by also working together to prevent as well as to fight these kinds of acts. He managed to balance the humor and the inspiring remarks on his monologue which is why critics believe that he did a better job to host the Oscars this time around.