Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars Monologue 2024

Jimmy Kimmel Live
10 Mar 202413:44

Summary

TLDRThe script appears to be a humorous monologue from a host at the 96th Oscars, touching on various topics such as the long year in movies, the achievements of the nominees, and industry-related issues like the strike against artificial intelligence in acting. The host uses wit and satire to comment on the state of the film industry, the lengths of movies, and the personal achievements of actors and filmmakers, promising surprises in the acting categories.

Takeaways

  • 🎬 The 96th Oscars ceremony is being hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, taking place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
  • πŸ₯³ The show starts an hour early but is expected to run late, with the host humorously acknowledging being 5 minutes over schedule already.
  • πŸŽ₯ It's been a challenging year for the film industry, but also a great one, with many excellent films and memorable performances.
  • πŸ† 'Barbie' is mentioned as a significant achievement, turning a plastic doll into a feminist icon under the direction of Greta Gerwig.
  • 🌟 Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are recognized for their roles and are playfully teased by the host about their genetic lottery.
  • 🎞 Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' is highlighted, with a humorous note about his avoidance of smartphones and email.
  • 🀣 Robert Downey Jr.'s career is celebrated, with a playful jab at his past and a nod to his current success.
  • πŸŽ₯ The length of movies in the top 10 this year is noted to have increased significantly compared to previous years.
  • πŸ† 'Poor Things' directed by Yuros Lanos is mentioned, with both the director and editor sharing the same name.
  • 🌐 Three foreign language films are up for Best Picture for the first time ever, showcasing diversity in nominations.
  • 🎭 A new category for achievement in casting is teased as a future addition to the Oscars, highlighting the importance of casting in the industry.

Q & A

  • Who is hosting the 96th Oscars according to the transcript?

    -Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the 96th Oscars.

  • What is a notable achievement mentioned about the movie 'Barbie' in the script?

    -The movie 'Barbie' is noted for turning a plastic doll that was not popular anymore into a feminist icon, thanks to Greta Gerwig's direction.

  • What is a unique fact about Christopher Nolan mentioned in the script?

    -Christopher Nolan does not use a smartphone or email, and he writes his scripts on a computer with no internet connection.

  • Which actor is teased in the script for having a very rectangular penis?

    -Robert Downey Jr. is teased with this comment.

  • What is the significance of the 48-year gap between nominations for Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster?

    -The significance is that in 1976, Jodie Foster was young enough to be Robert De Niro's daughter, but now she is 20 years too old to be his girlfriend.

  • Which actress is mentioned as the first Native American ever to be nominated for Best Actress?

    -Lily Gladstone is the first Native American to be nominated for Best Actress.

  • How many foreign language films are up for Best Picture for the first time ever?

    -Three foreign language films are up for Best Picture for the first time ever.

  • What new category is being added to the Oscars in the future?

    -An Oscar for achievement in casting is being considered for addition in the future.

  • What was the main concern during the actors' and writers' strike mentioned in the script?

    -The main concern during the strike was to secure protections against artificial intelligence replacing actors.

  • Which actress is mentioned for playing roles in two of the foreign language films nominated for Best Picture?

    -Sandra Huler is mentioned for playing roles in two of the foreign language films nominated for Best Picture.

  • What does the host promise about the show's length?

    -The host promises to make the show go really long so that the behind-the-scenes workers get a lot of overtime pay.

Outlines

00:00

🎀 Introduction and Oscars Kickoff

The script begins with the host, Jimmy Kimmel, welcoming the audience to the 96th Oscars. He humorously mentions his hunger after not eating for three weeks and acknowledges the early start of the show. Kimmel praises the actors and the achievements of the film industry despite the challenges of the past year. He also teases the audience with the length of the show, promising a long night ahead. The host highlights the success of the movie 'Barbie' and its transformation into a feminist icon under the direction of Greta Gerwig. Kimmel playfully addresses Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, joking about their genetic lottery win. He also mentions the box office success of 'Oppenheimer' directed by Christopher Nolan, who has a unique approach to his work by avoiding digital distractions. The paragraph ends with a nod to the talent in the room and the anticipation of the night's events.

05:01

πŸ† Robert Downey Jr. and Industry Trivia

This paragraph focuses on Robert Downey Jr.'s career and his current status as a highly accomplished actor. Kimmel humorously discusses an old movie of Downey's and praises his acting skills. The host then shares some Oscars trivia, noting the 48-year recurrence of nominations for Robert Duvall and Jodie Foster, comparing their ages and relationships in 1976 to the present day. Kimmel congratulates Lily Gladstone for her nomination, highlighting her journey to recognition and the importance of her role. The paragraph also touches on the trend of long movies in the past year and the literal captivation of audiences. The host mentions Bradley Cooper and his mother's frequent appearances at award shows, leading to a joke about the nature of their relationship. Kimmel ends this section by sharing some fun facts about the film industry and the strike for protections against artificial intelligence, emphasizing the unity and resilience of the Hollywood community.

10:02

🎭 Future of Oscars and Recognition of Behind-the-Scenes Workers

The final paragraph discusses the future addition of an Oscar category for achievement in casting, highlighting the impact this will have on actors. Kimmel humorously points out the irony of watching others win for roles they were considered for. The host reflects on the challenges of the past year, mentioning a child actor's growth and the industry's resilience. Kimmel thanks Stephen and his wife for their support during the actors' strike, emphasizing the importance of protections against AI in the industry. The paragraph concludes with a heartfelt acknowledgment of the behind-the-scenes workers who contributed to the success of the film industry. Kimmel encourages the audience to applaud these unsung heroes and promises to stand with them in their future negotiations, ending with a commitment to ensure a lengthy show for maximum overtime pay for these workers.

Mindmap

Keywords

πŸ’‘Oscars

The Oscars, formally known as the Academy Awards, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merits in the film industry. They are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and are considered the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry. In the script, the Oscars are the central event being hosted, with various nominees and winners being mentioned throughout the transcript.

πŸ’‘Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, and producer, best known for hosting the late-night talk show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' In the context of the script, he is the host of the 96th Oscars, delivering the opening monologue and interacting with the audience and nominees throughout the event.

πŸ’‘Barbie

Barbie is a popular brand of fashion dolls created by Ruth Handler and launched by Mattel in 1959. In the script, Barbie is referenced as the subject of a major movie, which is described as a surprising success, turning the once unpopular plastic doll into a feminist icon under the direction of Greta Gerwig.

πŸ’‘Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig is an American director, producer, and screenwriter known for her work in independent films. In the script, Gerwig is mentioned for her role in directing the movie 'Barbie,' which has apparently led to a significant cultural shift in the perception of the doll, making her a feminist icon.

πŸ’‘Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie is an Australian actress and producer who has received multiple awards and nominations for her work in film. In the context of the script, Robbie is acknowledged as the producer who put together the 'Barbie' movie, and she is also present at the Oscars ceremony as a guest or nominee.

πŸ’‘Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is a British-American film director, producer, and screenwriter known for his distinctive themes and complex narrative structures. In the script, Nolan is mentioned as the director of 'Oppenheimer,' a box office success, and is noted for his unique work habits, such as not using a smartphone or email, which is humorously linked to avoiding internet distractions, particularly pornography.

πŸ’‘Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr., often referred to as RDJ, is an American actor known for his roles in various genres, most notably as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the script, Downey is recognized for his long and illustrious career, with the host jokingly referencing his past struggles and current success, including a memorable performance in 'Anatomy of a Fall.'

πŸ’‘Emma Stone

Emma Stone is an American actress who has received numerous awards for her work in film and television. In the script, Stone is mentioned as an Oscar nominee for the fifth time for her role in 'Poor Things,' where she plays an adult woman with the brain of a child, indicating her performance was highly regarded.

πŸ’‘Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker known for his roles in various successful films and for his directorial work. In the context of the script, Cooper is present at the Oscars with his mother, a tradition he is noted for, and he is also mentioned for his role in another best picture nominee, 'Maestro.'

πŸ’‘Strike

In the context of the script, a strike refers to a work stoppage initiated by a group of actors, writers, and directors who were fighting for better working conditions and protections against artificial intelligence. The strike lasted for 148 days, and the script mentions the solidarity and support shown by the industry during this period, emphasizing the collective spirit of the Hollywood community.

πŸ’‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, refers to the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation. In the script, AI is discussed in the context of a strike by actors and writers who were concerned about being replaced by AI in their roles. The strike resulted in a historic agreement ensuring protections for actors against AI replacement.

πŸ’‘Casting

Casting in the film industry involves the process of selecting actors, voice actors, or other performers for specific roles in a production. In the script, it is humorously mentioned that a new Oscar category for achievement in casting will be added in the future, highlighting the importance of casting in creating successful and believable characters on screen.

Highlights

Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 96th Oscars ceremony.

The Oscars start an hour early but will still end late.

It was a challenging year for the film industry but also a great year for movies.

Barbie, a movie directed by Greta Gerwig, becomes a feminist icon.

Greta Gerwig is recognized but not nominated for best director.

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling star in the successful film, Barbie.

Christopher Nolan's film, Oppenheimer, is mentioned as a box office success.

Christopher Nolan's unique work habits are highlighted, including not using a smartphone or email.

Robert Downey Jr.'s career is celebrated, with a humorous comment on his appearance.

The average length of top 10 movies in the year is 2 hours and 23 minutes, up from previous years.

Bradley Cooper brings his mother as his date to the Oscars, sparking a humorous question about their relationship.

Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster are nominated again, 48 years after their Taxi Driver nominations.

Lily Gladstone becomes the first Native American nominated for best actress.

Sandra Huller stars in two foreign language films nominated for best picture.

A new Oscar category for achievement in casting is teased for the future.

The strike for protections against artificial intelligence in the film industry is mentioned.

The community spirit of the film industry is celebrated, with acknowledgment of the support from various workers.

The importance of the team behind the scenes is highlighted, with a call for applause.

There are five surprises planned for the acting categories.

Transcripts

00:01

close your

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eyes now

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[Music]

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[Applause]

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feel you're so

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beautiful I know I was just thinking

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that I haven't eaten in 3 weeks

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I'm so hungry I have to go host the

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Oscars live from the goldie theater at

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OAS Hollywood please welcome tonight's

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host Jimmy

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Kimel thank you thank you thank you hi

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everybody well it's very kind thank you

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thank you very

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[Music]

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much thank you for that partial Standing

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Ovation and welcome to the 96th Oscars

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everybody look at these beautiful human

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actors what an honor it is to be here

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thank you for having me back and

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congratulations to each and every one of

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you for making it to the Academy Awards

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and for making it on time the uh show as

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you know is starting an hour early this

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year but don't worry it will still end

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very very late in fact we're already 5

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minutes over and I am not

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joking I'm not going to lie it's going

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to be a long night after what was a long

01:43

year it was a hard year but it was also

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a great year for movies despite the fact

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that everything stopped the people in

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this room somehow managed to come up

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with so many excellent films and so many

01:54

memorable performances this night is

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full of enormous talent and Untold

01:59

potential but so was Madam web so who

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knows are we all to a bumpy start okay

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this is a meaningful occasion for most

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of you I know that and I know that

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winning an Oscar is something you've

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dreamed about since you were a kid and

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now here we are all dressed up

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celebrating the best of the best

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beginning with the biggest movie of the

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year Barbie Barbie was a monster

02:25

head what a thing what an achievement to

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take a plastic doll nobody even liked

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anymore I mean my wife before this movie

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you'd have had a better chance of

02:36

getting my wife to buy our daughter a

02:38

pack of maror Reds than a Barbie doll

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now Barbie's a feminist icon thanks to

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Greta Gerwig who many believe deserve to

02:45

be nominated for best

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director hold

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on I know you're clapping but you're the

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ones who didn't vote for her by the way

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don't act like you had nothing to do

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with this and I don't want to leave out

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Margo Robbie Margot put this giant hit

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together

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she you did marle

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Robbie and Ryan goling are here tonight

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look kids it's Barbie and Ken sitting

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just me near each other Ryan and Margot

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I want you to know that even if neither

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one of you wins an Oscar tonight you

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both already won the something much more

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important the genetic

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Lottery

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Ryan you are so

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hot let's go camping together and not

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tell our

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wives and then we have the other major

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box office winner this

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year Oppenheimer directed by the great

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Christopher Nolan also a very attractive

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man and this is a very this is a

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fascinating person Christopher Nolan

03:54

doesn't have a smartphone he doesn't use

03:55

email he and he writes his scripts on a

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computer with no internet connection

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connection which is a powerful way of

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saying I will not allow my porn

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addiction to get in the way of my

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work Christopher is joined by his

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longtime collaborator Killian Murphy who

04:12

is just wonderful Killian

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is interesting fact about his name it's

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pronounced Killian when he does drama

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when he does comedy it's

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sanne and congratulations to selanne's

04:26

co-star Robert Downey Jr who is this

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night

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is this is the highest point of Robert

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Downey Jr's long and illustrious career

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well one of the highest

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points um

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but Robert has been

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a was that two on the nose or is that a

04:52

drug motion you

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made but look at him I mean look at this

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guy he's so handsome so so talented he's

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won every award there is to win is that

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an acceptance speech in your pocket or

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do you just have a very rectangular

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penis what a story not even 20 years ago

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things weren't going that great for

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Robert he played the villain and correct

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me if I have this wrong in a movie where

05:21

Tim Allen turns into a dog right and if

05:24

you ever decide to remake that film I

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have just a guy to play Tim Allen that

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is is where is he

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Messi

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who even though he's a dog may have

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given the performance of the year in

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anatomy of a fall Messi has an overdose

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scene if you've seen it you know it is

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incredible honestly I haven't seen a

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french actor eat vomit like that since

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Gerard de

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partu the second most nominated movie of

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the year is poor things directed by

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yuros

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Lanos there he

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is not only is Yos nominated for best

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director his editor whose name is also

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Yos Yos mavra serus is nominated too we

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have two yoses in the house

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tonight will they both win your ghost is

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as good as

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mine all right let's get uh 20 seconds

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for room

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tone

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Emma Stone is an Oscar nominee for fifth

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time right the fifth time this is and

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she is Emma you

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are you're so unbelievably great in poor

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things Emma played an adult woman with

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the brain of a child like the lady who

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gave the rebuttal to the State of the

06:45

Union on Thursday

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night

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and and you were just amazing there were

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so many great movies that held audiences

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captive this year and I mean that

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literally your movies were too long this

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year the average length of the top 10

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movies was 2 hours and 23 minutes that's

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up 30 minutes from 3 years ago when I

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went to see killers of the flower Moon I

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had my mail forwarded to the

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theater killers of the flower moon is so

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long in the time it takes you to watch

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it you could drive to Oklahoma and solve

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the murders

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yourself the multi- telled Bradley

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Bradley Cooper is here with us tonight

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with his he's got another best picture

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nominee with maestro

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Bradley brought your mom to the show

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tonight hi Mrs Cooper how are you you're

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doing good great uh Bradley brings his

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mother to every award show right you was

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dated last year at the Oscars and not

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okay but the and the Tony and the uh

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Soul Train Awards Etc it's very sweet

07:47

but I guess the question is how many

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times can one bring his mom as his date

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before he is actually dating his

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mom are you working on a movie about

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Freud right now and not telling us

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here's some fun Oscar trivia 48 years

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ago Robert dairo and Jody Foster were

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nominated for taxi driver and they are

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both nominated again

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tonight 1976 was the

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year and that's pretty

08:20

crazy in 1976 Jodie Foster is young

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enough to be Robert Dinero's daughter

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now she's 20 years too old to be his

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girlfriend

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I also want to congratulate Robert's

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clar Lily Gladstone who is the first

08:38

Native American ever to be nominated for

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best

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actress and she um for killers in the

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flower Moon and if you saw it you know

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that it was rivy and did you know that

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before she got this movie Lily was ready

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to quit acting and take a job at the

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Department of Agriculture tracking

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murder Hornets right yeah and now she's

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nominated for an Oscar which is so great

09:02

for her but also makes me worried that

09:03

no one's tracking these murder

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Hornets Lily is an excellent company we

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have many first-time acting nominees

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tonight including Emily Blunt Jeffrey

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Wright Sterling K Brown America

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Ferrera America Daniel Brooks Coleman

09:21

Domingo davine Joy Randolph and Sandra

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huler for the first time ever three

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foreign language films are up for best

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picture and two of them star Sandra

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hooler which is I

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mean

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Sandra two movies Sandra plays a woman

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on trial for murdering her husband in

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anatomy of a fall and a Nazi housewife

09:45

Living Next to awit in the zone of

09:47

interest and while these are very heavy

09:49

subjects for American movie goers in uh

09:52

Sandra's native Germany they're called

09:58

romcoms for the first time in more than

10:00

two decades we're adding a new category

10:02

to the Oscars not tonight don't worry in

10:04

the future they will be adding an Oscar

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for achievement and casting which yeah

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you better you better applaud for

10:13

that and that is great news for actors

10:16

because now not only we'll be able to

10:17

watch someone else win an Oscar for a

10:19

part you didn't get you will also be

10:21

able to watch the person who didn't

10:23

think you were right for it win won

10:25

too what a year we've had it was a tough

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year remember that kid from the

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fabl this is what he looks like

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now very good to have you here

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Stephen Stephen are you nominated

10:43

tonight or are you here because you have

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season

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tickets Stephen and his wife K Capa

10:49

donated a lot of money to help actors

10:51

and writers who are out of work over the

10:52

summer we were on strike for a long time

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for 148 days for 5 months this group of

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writers actors directors the people who

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actually make the film said we will not

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accept a deal well not the directors you

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guys folded immediately but the rest of

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us said we will not accept a deal

11:12

without protections against artificial

11:14

intelligence and as a result actors no

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longer have to worry about getting

11:19

replaced by AI thanks to this historic

11:21

agreement actors are now able to go back

11:24

to worrying about being replaced by

11:26

younger more attractive people and I

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think that's great and writers could AI

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have written Transformers rise of the

11:33

beasts yes the answer is yes we learned

11:37

a lot while we're out on those picket

11:38

lines this the strike raised existential

11:40

questions about our industry like if a

11:43

movie premieres at the Grove and there

11:45

are no actors there to promote it does

11:47

Mario Lopez make a

11:50

sound and now that the strike is over

11:53

now that Fran dresser has returned to

11:55

her volunteer work reading loudly to the

11:57

hearing impaired we can be proud of the

11:59

fact that this long and difficult work

12:01

stoppage taught us that this very

12:04

strange town of ours as pretentious and

12:06

superficial as it could be at its heart

12:08

is a union town it's it's not just a

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bunch of heavily botoxed haly Bieber

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smoothie drinking diabetes prescription

12:17

abusing Gluten Sensitive neppo babies

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with perpetually shivering Chihuahua

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this is a coalition of strong

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hardworking mentally tough American

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laborers women and men who would 100 %

12:29

for sure die if we even had to touch the

12:31

handle of a

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shovel but the reason we were able to

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make a deal is because of the people who

12:36

rally beside us so before we celebrate

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ourselves let's have a very

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well-deserved Round of Applause for the

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people who work behind the scenes the

12:43

teamsters the truck drivers the lighting

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cre sound camera gappers

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grips that's right all the people who

12:52

refuse to cross the picking lines there

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they

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are if you're wearing Sketchers to the

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Oscars Take a Bow come on guys take a

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bow Take a Bow you deserve it thank you

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for standing with

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us and also we want you to know

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that in your upcoming negotiation we

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will stand with you

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too and also I'm going to make sure this

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show goes really long tonight so you get

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a ton of

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overtime it's golden time everybody

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should we give out some Oscars all right

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we have surprises planned for each of

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the acting categories tonight five

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surprises in fact and we're going to

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kick it off with the Oscar for actress

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in a supporting

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[Music]

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role

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