Here Are All The Times The Oscars Threw Shade At Donald Trump

Accepting their awards, actors, directors and other people from the media industry took a jab at Donald Trump, promoting diversity and inclusiveness.

The 89th Annual Academy Awards got very political right from the start as host Jimmy Kimmel took a jab at President Donald Trump during his opening monologue.

“I wanna say thank you to President Trump. I mean remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him!”

The ceremony then progressed as actors, directors and other people from the film industry expressed their opinions on the POTUS’s stance on immigrants, Mexicans and the travel ban. Italian makeup artist Alessandro Bertolazzi, while accepting his award, dedicated his Oscar win to “all the immigrants.”

“I’m an immigrant, I come from Italy, I work around the world. And this is for all the immigrants, for the immigrants,” he said.

Mexican actor Gael García Bernal then followed suit as he talked about his opinions on a wall around the U.S.-Mexico border. “As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us,” the actor said.

Next was Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari, who accepted an award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi for his drama, “The Salesman.” Reading a statement from the director, Ansari said, “I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US.”

Kimmel later took another jab at Trump via his favorite medium of communication, Twitter.


He also asked the audience to give Meryl Streep an “undeserved” round of applause, slamming Trump for the time he called the actress “overrated.”

“One actress has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances," Kimmel said. “This is Meryl's 20th Oscar nomination... she wasn't even in a movie this year, we just wrote her name in out of habit.”

He later stated that Trump would later tweet about the Oscars in “all caps” during his "5 a.m. bowel movement."

Even some of the movies that won seemed directly aimed at Trump's policies. "Zootopia," for example, is an animated film that shows the perils of segregation and allowing certain people — well, animals in this case — privileges denied to others.

“We are so grateful to audiences to audiences all over the world who embraced this film with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other,” co-director "Zootopia" Rich Moore said. 

Twitter users, including Kimmel, wasted no time in piling on Trump.



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