Team Roma or The Favourite? Hours after Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross introduced the 2019 Academy Award nominees, late-night hosts weighed in on the anointed titles on their Tuesday evening exhibits.
Favorites of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences this yr included the aforementioned Roma and The Favourite, which led with 10 nods every, whereas A Star Is Born and Vice had been additionally triumphant, incomes eight nominations. Notable snubs included an absence of any nods for documentaries Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers, in addition to fiction titles Crazy Rich Asians, Ben Is Back, Boy Erased, Eighth Grade, The Rider, Sorry to Bother You and Widows.
Over on ABC, the 2017 and 2018 Oscars host, Jimmy Kimmel, took goal on the main contenders of this yr's ceremony, which can happen Feb. 24, in his opening monologue. "How lots of you noticed Roma and The Favourite?" Kimmel requested his viewers. "At least half of you’re mendacity, I do know that. Well, somebody did, as a result of they acquired 10 nominations apiece."
Kimmel additionally joked that "historical past was made" when, for the primary time ever, an "Avenger-American" was nominated for an Oscar, provided that Black Panther was nominated for seven awards, together with Best Picture. The Live! host additionally took a jab at pal and frequent goal Matt Damon: "For the third yr in a row Matt Damon was not nominated for greatest actor. Let’s preserve that streak going," he mentioned.
Finally, the late-night host took a jab on the Academy's internet hosting points this yr after first decide Kevin Hart left the job amid an issue over previous tweets. The Academy has since opted to go with out host: "I assume whoever it was that hosted final yr did such an awesome job that they’re like properly we’re not gonna even trouble," Kimmel mentioned.
During his monologue, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon reported that the main replace from the early-morning announcement was that there's "nonetheless nobody to host the present."
The NBC host additionally weighed in on the male performing nominees: "I noticed that Christian Bale was nominated for his position in Vice, whereas Bradley Cooper and Sam Elliott had been nominated for A Star is Born. They're truly nominated in the identical class: growling," he joked. As for the very best actress snub of Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins, "Her spoonful of sugar was reduce with somewhat little bit of Xanax," he joked.
Fallon famous that lots of the nominees for Roma had been Mexican. "That's the excellent news," he mentioned. "The unhealthy information is that Trump now needs to close them down." The late-night host proceeded to think about what Trump's response to the nominees could be. For Black Panther, he mentioned, Trump would possibly say: "Wakanda is a fantastic nation, I've been there many instances."
Over on Comedy Central, Daily Show host Trevor Noah targeted on the nominees' range, in distinction to the #OscarsSoWhite controversies of earlier years. "This yr is completely different. It's gotten so black that two of the very best image nominees had the phrase 'black' in them," he joked, referring to BlacKkKlansman and Black Panther.
Daily Show senior correspondent Ronny Chieng — who additionally performed Eddie Cheng in Crazy Rich Asians — then took over the protection. He had a transparent agenda: "Who offers a shit about Best Picture? The story this yr is about all of the nominees who had been snubbed," he began. "Snubs, snubs and extra snubs. Especially in the one class that anybody cares about: greatest supporting actor."
"I misplaced out to a bunch of no-name hacks," he mentioned, then continuing to insult the precise nominees. As for A Star Is Born's Sam Elliott: "Everyone within the enterprise is aware of his mustache is doing all of the performing." BlacKkKlansman's Adam Driver was deemed "Emo Darth Vader who introduced whining to a galaxy far, far-off."
Sam Rockwell was a goal of his explicit ire: "There's already one other Sam. Too many Sams. #OscarsSoSams."
Chieng then pulled the rug out from below the viewers, claiming that he wasn't truly offended: "I used to be solely performing," he mentioned, and requested to be thought of for subsequent yr's Academy Awards.
This article initially appeared in THR.com.