Of their joint opening monologue after Beyoncé’s distant efficiency of “Be Alive” from King Richard, the comedians landed laughs about the whole lot from the Greatest Image nominees to the scandal-ridden Golden Globes.
“I watched that film 3 times, and I’m midway by it,” Sykes deadpanned about 12-time nominee The Energy of the Canine, earlier than Schumer hilariously murdered that different awards present with, “Know what’s within the In Memoriam bundle this 12 months? The Golden Globes.”
Sykes additionally couldn’t resist a barbed shout-out to Florida amid the state’s ongoing efforts to move the discriminatory “Don’t Say Homosexual” invoice. “For these of you in Florida, we’re going to have a homosexual evening,” she introduced, main her co-hosts to chant “Homosexual! Homosexual! Homosexual!”
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Later within the present, the Inside Amy Schumer alum turned an introductory bundle right into a veritable solo stand-up set. “Don’t Look Up is nominated, sure! Yep, I assume the Academy members don’t search for evaluations!” she quipped, earlier than taking hilarious intention at one of many film’s stars. “Leonardo DiCaprio, what can I even say about him? He’s finished a lot to combat local weather change and go away behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends.”
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Then it was Corridor’s flip to ratchet up the, ahem, bodily comedy when she introduced that a couple of COVID assessments had been misplaced. She introduced that heartthrobs Bradley Cooper, Timotheé Chalamet, Tyler Perry, Simu Liuto, and Jacob Elordi wanted to affix her backstage for a strip search earlier than additionally initiating an impromptu “COVID pat-down” on presenter Josh Brolin.
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Sykes starred in one of many night’s pre-recorded skits to advertise the newly-opened Academy Museum of Movement Footage. Within the clip, the proud $15 membership tier donor bought a non-public tour of the museum, mistaking Judy Garland’s well-known ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz for the “kinky kitten heels” worn by Billy Porter in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, and joking about Harvey Weinstein’s resemblance to one of many orcs in The Lord of the Rings.
“Hey, Harvey Weinstein!” —Wanda Sykes on the Academy Museum pic.twitter.com/TLwWy2z62h
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