Kimmel took things one step further. He asked the crowd to stand for Meryl Streep, who memorably slammed Trump at the Golden Globes.
He then told the crowd, “Some of you get to come on this stage and make a speech that the President of the United States will tweet about in all caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement.”
Oscar host, Jimmy Kimmel claimed that he wasn’t the person to bring a politically divided nation together. But he did bring the crowd in the Dolby Theatre together to honor a totally “uninspired and overrated” actress, Meryl Streep.
Nominated for a record 20th statue for Florence Foster Jenkins, Streep caused a stir at last month’s Golden Globes ceremony, where she delivered an impassioned speech knocking then-President-elect Donald Trump.
She was interrupted by frequent applause, but Trump himself proved a more severe critic, tweeting the next day, “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.”
Following his stated interest in finding common ground with people he disagreed with, Kimmel didn’t initially dispute Trump’s characterization of the Hollywood icon.
“We are here tonight to honor great actors, but we’re also here to honor the actors who seem great, but actually really aren’t,” he began with tongue firmly in cheek. “
Of all the great actors here in Hollywood, one, in particular, has stood the test of time for her many uninspired and overrated performances….
Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career.
My personal opinion is that Jimmy asks the audience to give a standing ovation to Meryl Streep for one simple reason! To make fun of president Trump!
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