Opinion of the members of the Academy “Do not seek”
The Oscars welcomed three hosts this year in Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. But it was Schumer who got the first monologue of the night, and she roasted as many people in the room as she could.
To start, the comedian took a look at the Oscars as a whole, joking that “The only place I could think of that would be better than this would be… my house.” Schumer joked that home is where his family is – and his pills – before turning his attention to more specific targets.
Of course, not all of his subjects liked Schumer’s targeting. Jake Gyllenhaal didn’t seem to like Schumer’s next joke, in which she called the Oscars “a night for lovers,” singling out famous couples including Gyllenhaal and his sister, Maggie.
But it’s one movie and its cast in particular that got most of Schumer’s punchlines: “Don’t Look Up.”
“I guess Academy members ‘don’t look at reviews’!” she joked. Schumer then praised his longtime friend Jennifer Lawrence for her role in the film, while simultaneously commenting on her weight (Lawrence was pregnant last year and gave birth in February).
Next, Schumer turned to Lawrence’s “Don’t Look Up” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.
“And I mean, Leonardo Dicaprio, what can I even say about him?” she says. “He’s done so much to fight climate change and leave behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends. [Pause for laughter]. Because he’s older and they’re younger, OK, you get it.
Jessica Chastain particularly enjoyed Schumer’s roasting of DiCaprio.
To wrap things up, Schumer dropped director Aaron Sorkin for “Being the Ricardos.”
“Aaron Sorkin, a genius. Really, right? I mean, the innovation of making a Lucille Ball movie without even a moment is funny. It’s not your fault Nicole, you’re awesome!” Schumer said. “I mean, if you’re Aaron Sorkin, how do you make a movie about the most iconic comedienne, without laughing? Brilliant. It’s brilliant. It’s like doing a biopic on Michael Jordan and showing the bus rides between games. Amazing.”