Jimmy Kimmel previews Oscar monologue: Nothing’s ‘off limits,’ but don’t expect Taylor Swift or Aaron Rodgers jokes

Jimmy Kimmel previews Oscar monologue: Nothing’s ‘off limits,’ but don’t expect Taylor Swift or Aaron Rodgers jokes - Arts and Culture - News

Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscar Monologue: Who’s In and Who’s Out

As football season comes to a close, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have been the talk of the town. However, Jimmy Kimmel isn’t so sure that the celebrity couple will make an appearance in his opening monologue at the Oscars on Sunday. When asked about Swift and Kelce during an interview with CNN, Kimmel stated that they are “not off limits, but probably played out.”

Balancing Humor and Sensitivity at the Oscars:

For Jimmy Kimmel, it’s crucial to strike a balance between poking fun at the stars in attendance at the Dolby Theatre and avoiding offense. He explained, “It depends on the person because some people are more sensitive than others.” Matt Damon, with whom Kimmel has had a comedic feud for years, is one such individual who will likely be roasted onstage.

Roasting Matt Damon at the Oscars:

“He is not nominated for an Oscar. He was in ‘Oppenheimer.’ Everyone else was nominated except for him,” Kimmel gleefully shared with CNN, potentially hinting at his upcoming Oscar night schtick. Damon himself will not be present at the event.

Avoiding Controversy: Former Congressman George Santos and Aaron Rodgers

Former congressman George Santos, who recently filed a lawsuit against Kimmel for allegedly deceiving him into creating Cameo videos and broadcasting them on the show, will not be mentioned during the Oscars ceremony. “I think it would make him so happy if he was mentioned at the Oscars and I’m not interested in making him happy,” Kimmel stated.

No Jokes About Aaron Rodgers at the Oscars:

“Uh, I don’t know who that is,” Kimmel quipped about Aaron Rodgers when asked if the athlete would be mentioned at the Oscars. Rodgers, who falsely suggested Kimmel would be mentioned in court documents connected to the Jeffrey Epstein case, will not receive any attention during the ceremony or on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Politics and the Oscars: A Delicate Balance

“There might be something that pops up and I put it in at the last minute,” Kimmel said about politics, leaving open the possibility of addressing political topics during his monologue. However, former President Donald Trump is not expected to be mentioned.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Wish to Interview Donald Trump

“I would absolutely have him on the show,” Kimmel expressed about interviewing Donald Trump, despite their differences. “I do think there are a lot of questions I would like to ask him, and I would like to get actual answers. I think most of the interviews that he does don’t require those.”

Preparing for the Oscars: Starting an Hour Earlier

Jimmy Kimmel has been preparing for the Academy Awards for months, and with the show beginning an hour earlier this year at 7 p.m. EST, Kimmel urges viewers to remember this change. He quipped, “The show will be starting an hour early. And ending just as late as ever.”