Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel Covers #OscarsSoWhite, Stages 'Trumped' Musical
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprised their roles in Kimmel's musical parody of 'The Producers' in the Oscars post-show.
Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special Sunday night once again honored the magic of the movies, only this time there was one glaring addition: Donald Trump. ABC's The Jimmy Kimmel Live! special featured a musical parody of The Producers, starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprising their roles.
But first, ABC late-night Kimmel couldn't wait to comment on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.
The 11th annual post-Oscars special episode began in earnest, with Kimmel's monologue first covering #OscarsSoWhite. The special started with a short sketch with Oscars host Chris Rock, with Kimmel as a celebrity photographer trying to catch the host as he left the Oscars stage for a photo.
"It was a night of controversy, it was a night of awareness, it was a night of a lot of uncomfortable famous white people trying to clap when the cameras were on them," Kimmel said. "The only way a black or Hispanic or Asian actor was going to win tonight was if they let Steve Harvey announce the winner."
He went on to mock best actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio: "Everyone kept saying this is his year and it was, but the man has had sex with a different Victoria's Secret model every night — every year is his year. From 1991 on is his year."
Kimmel went on to introduce his next project, a Creed follow-up starring himself as the trainer to a young up-and-coming fighter, Tracy Morgan dressed as Mr. T.
Guillermo, Kimmel's after-party correspondent, caught a few celebrity interviews as well, speaking to Sacha Baron Cohen before getting photobombed by Matt Damon, who has yet to make it on one of Kimmel's specials. Damon tried to sneakily make it into the shot with Guillermo and Cohen several times before Kimmel finally told Damon to leave, saying "I apologize again, some people are just gross."
Damon told reporters on the Oscars red carpet earlier tonight that because he was nominated for The Martian this year, he thinks this is his chance to finally make it on Kimmel's show (the actor constantly "gets bumped" for other actors and Kimmel has made it a running gag on his late-night show).
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprised their Producer roles later in the show for the special's big sketch, Trumped, a musical parody. The two "political consultants" needed a fake candidate ("a buffoon") in order to raise millions of dollars, make him drop out of the race and then keep all of the fundraising dollars.
The musical was billed as "a story that starts out funny, and then gets really really depressing."