We’ve rounded up the funniest worst jokes ever made about the Oscars! From host Jimmy Kimmel to presenters like Jennifer Lawrence, these are the funniest zingers that have been cracked about Hollywood’s biggest night.
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The host’s opening monologue
The host’s opening monologue is always one of the most highly anticipated parts of the Oscars. But not all hosts are created equal. Some are funny, some are serious, and some just bomb.
Here are some of the funniest (and worst) Oscar jokes from past hosts:
“I’d like to thank the Academy for finally recognizing my good friend Uma Thurman.” – Jack Nicholson, 2006
“I want to congratulate all the nominees tonight. It’s so nice to see so many people up here who haven’t won an Emmy yet.” – David Letterman, 1995
“And the Best Picture goes to… That’s a great film!” – Sacha Baron Cohen, 2018
“Why do people boo when I say that? I’m just reading what it says on the card.” – Steve Martin, 2010
“I’m here to present the award for Best Original Screenplay, which is what they used to call it before they gave it to Traffic.” – Billy Crystal, 2001
The host’s banter with the audience
Audience members are often treated to funny, light-hearted banter from the host during the show. However, some years the jokes fall flat, leaving the audience cringing instead of laughing. Here are some of the funniest worst Oscar jokes from hosts over the years.
“And the nominees for best Supporting Actor are…the guys who turned down this job.” – David Letterman
“I was gonna do a bit about North Korea and Kim Jong Un, but I figured why waste a perfectly good joke on him?” – Ellen DeGeneres
“I’d like to thank everyone in Hollywood for making a great year at the movies…averaging $8 million a picture.” – Billy Crystal
“For those of you in black and white, that was Jennifer Lopez in her natural colors.” – Steve Martin
The host’s interactions with the nominees
Jimmy Kimmel had some fun with the nominees during his opening monologue at the 2017 Academy Awards.
“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz held up the card that announced “Moonlight” as the winner of best picture after presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced “La La Land” as the winner. Kimmel joked that Beatty and Dunaway were in charge of getting Trump’s taxes.
Kimmel also pointed out that “La La Land” had been incorrectly announced as the winner of best picture at several other award shows, including the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards and SAG Awards.
“I knew I would screw this show up, I really did,” Kimmel said. “I promise to never come back.”
The host’s closing remarks
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the host’s closing remarks!
Thank you all for coming. It’s been a great night and I’m sure the next few days will be filled with excitement as we await the results of the vote.
Until then, I’ll leave you with a few final thoughts.
First of all, I want to congratulate all of the nominees. It’s been an honor to be in your company and I wish you the best of luck.
Secondly, I want to thank the Academy for putting on such a wonderful show. Everything has been top-notch and I’m sure it’s going to be a great event.
Finally, I want to say goodbye to all of you. It’s been a pleasure sharing this night with you and I hope we can do it again soon. Thank you and goodnight!