Jimmy Kimmel Just Responded to Donald Trump's 'Lowest Rated Oscars' Tweet, and It Hits Him Where It Hurts the Most
The 90th Academy Awards aired Sunday and recorded a 20 percent drop in viewership from 33 million to 26.5 million. While social trend analysts attribute the drop to the show's length, changes in American viewing habits, and smaller films garnering the majority of awards, President Donald Trump had his own theory.
The Oscars' host, late night comedian and talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, thanked the president for his insight with a Tweet in response.
This Sunday is the 90th annual Academy Awards and it's gearing up to be one of the most exciting Oscars in years. The show will air live on Sunday night from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles at 8 ET/5pm PST. Read on for information on how to watch the Oscars live stream or online.
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Hosting Hollywood’s most coveted award ceremonies comes with a big paycheck, but just how much is an Oscar host's salary? Before taking the stage for the 2017 Oscars, the show's host for that year, Jimmy Kimmel, provided the public with a glimpse into the finances behind the star-studded evening.
During an appearance on KROQ’s “Kevin & Bean” morning show in December 2016, the late-night talk show host divulged listeners with his salary for headlining the Academy Awards. “I’m not sure I was supposed to reveal this, but nobody told me not to,” Kimmel spoke sardonically after dishing out that he was contracted to earn $15,000 for the evening. While it sounds like a lot of money for one night, rehearsals and preparation for the event likely factor into that sum. It’s also worth noting that the comedian’s salary for Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an estimated $15 million, 1,000 times more than the evening’s pay.
The Walking Dead is already struggling to keep its audience, and the 2018 Oscars won't make things any easier. The 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, celebrates its milestone anniversary later today, Sunday, March 4. Hollywood’s largest and most coveted award ceremony is scheduled to kick off live at 5 pm PST in the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center. Viewers can watch the ceremony live on ABC.
Joining Kimmel on stage for his second Academy Awards is a selection of prior winners and stars including Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Christopher Walken, Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac, Daniela Vega, Mark Hamill and Gal Gadot. After his triumphant return to the spotlight, Dave Chappelle will even be taking to the stage as a presenter.
Having garnered quite a few glowing reviews about his performance in 2017, Jimmy Kimmel will be returning for the 2018 Academy Awards. The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, another ABC production, will take to the stage of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to unwrap the industry’s biggest night. In a year filled with great strides in diverse filmmaking, including an Oscar nod to Get Out, and the “#MeToo” movement, such as the award-nominated last-minute replacement of Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World, Kimmel seems like an appropriate choice.
Kimmel has become known for emotional monologues during his late night talk show, especially in the wake of tragedies like the Parkland, FL high school shooting. The talk show host also has no qualms about calling out President Donald Trump, which ensures the evening of celebration will be rife with jabs at Trump and Republicans.
Tonight, Saoirse Ronan will be hosting SNL with musical guest U2.
In a promo for the episode, Ronan tries to convince Cecily Strong that everyone at Rockefeller Center is there to see her host SNL. Strong counters that they're just there to see the tree. "This is so exciting. All these people have come out to see me," Ronan exults. Strong responds, "Oh, no, you know I think they're here for the tree lighting."