"I'm excited! I can't wait to see who accidentally wins Best Picture", Kimmel joked, referring to last year's Best Picture flub.
It is then revealed that he is talking to Warren Beatty, who, along with Faye Dunaway, read the wrong name of the best picture victor. However, the late-night host received a lot of laughs when he joked about the movie earning a nomination for designing the best genitalia. So far, things are looking good: the Academy's just-revealed nominations are diverse and exciting, filled with worthy contenders like Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig in the best-director category. Colbert stated that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences selected two of Entertainment Weekly's Top Entertainers of 2017, so that they could pit their Twitter followers against each other, and whoever loses the golden statue would make their fan base freak out on the social media network. Kimmel was referring to the Best Picture announcement error at the 2017 Academy Awards, where Faye Dunaway accidentally announced La La Land as the victor when it was Moonlight that was the actual victor.
On "The Daily Show", host Trevor Noah acknowledged the Academy for attempting to diversify the nominations after receiving complaints from viewers who said people of color were being overlooked. "These are the first Oscars in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which means there will be some changes", he admitted.More news: Stephen Miller: the mastermind behind the rescission of DACA
This morning the nominations for the premier awards event were announced. When he finally did pivot to talking about the Oscar nominations, he clearly had the president on his mind. more specifically, the president's bulk.
Wood Jr. also praised out Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer's nominations, adding that he knew the former was getting nominated for one simple reason: "Any time a black woman isn't wearing any makeup you know she's getting a nomination".