Jimmy Kimmel's Burns Were One of the Best Parts of This Year's Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel seems like he was practically made in a factory to be the ideal Oscars host. For his first time hosting the big show, he did an excellent job. His opening monologue targeted Matt Damon (of course), Mel Gibson, and pretty much everyone sitting in the front row. Throughout the show, he made fun of almost all the nominees and eventually brought it back to Matt Damon. Here are his best one-liners of the night!

  • "I really hope the other guys from *NSYNC were watching that performance because if they were, I think there's a really good chance they're going to let you back in the band." — After Justin Timberlake's performance
  • "There's only one Braveheart in this room, and he's not gonna unite us either. You look great, I think the Scientology is working." — To Mel Gibson
  • "He handed that part to his friend and took a Chinese ponytail movie. That movie went on to lose $80 million. Smooth move, dumbass." — Burning Matt Damon and his movie The Great Wall
  • "Remember last year, when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?" — Referencing President Donald Trump and the current political state in America
  • "Tonight is very important for Damien. If he wins, he'll be able to go to any college he wants." — Making fun of how young La La Land director Damien Chazelle is
  • "We're also here to honor the actors who seem great, but actually really aren't. And of all the 'great actors' here in Hollywood, one in particular has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances. From her mediocre early work in The Deer Hunter and Out of Africa to her underwhelming performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice, Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 film over the course of her lackluster career." — Joking about Meryl Streep
  • "Some of you will get to give a speech the President will tweet about in all caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement tomorrow." — Poking fun about Trump's tweeting habits
  • "Guys. This is very unfortunate, what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this." — Trying to soften the blow after the best picture mix-up