Oscars: Meryl Streep Gets Standing Ovation During Opening Monologue
"Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career," Kimmel said at the 89th Academy Awards Sunday night.
Jimmy Kimmel began his Oscars opening monologue with a nod to the "overrated actress" Meryl Streep, in reference to Donald Trump's tweet about her.
Trump called the actress "uninspiring" and said her career was filled with "overrated performances" after her Golden Globes speech, in which Streep admonished him and his administration for their divisive tone.
Before asking the audience at the Dolby Theatre to give the actress a standing ovation, Kimmel jokingly said, "Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career."
The Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. ABC is broadcasting the show.