Oscars Politics: How Will Host Jimmy Kimmel Poke Fun At Donald Trump & Company? [VIDEO]
Jimmy Kimmel will almost definitely include references to President Donald Trump at the Oscars, but what are his plans?
Jimmy Kimmel is slated to host the Oscars in a few weeks, and it's unclear how far he will go as far as making political statements.
It has now become an awards show staple to feature multiple political remarks or jokes throughout the ceremony, as seen by the Emmys, the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. As a talk show host, Kimmel has made his fair share of jokes about President Donald Trump, but some are wondering how far he'll go on Oscar night.
"I haven't decided exactly how much I will dwell on that," Kimmel admitted to People recently. "A lot of it depends on what happens that week [before the show]."
Either way, he doesn't expect a shortage in content to comment on by the time the Oscars roll around at the end of February.
"There are one, sometimes three, new interesting stories coming out of the White House every day it seems - so who knows what will be happening?" he teased. "I just hope whatever is happening is light."
The first few weeks of Trump's presidency have been chaotic and divisive, with cabinet members resigning, tension on the Senate floor and the president himself now lashing out against the press. With the way things are going, even if Kimmel were to begin drafting topical jokes now, they may be old news at the end of the month.
"By the week before, I'll have 80 percent of it done probably and it'll just be a matter of finding out what is topical," he said. "I have a tendency to change things right at the last minute. You just want it to be as close to perfect as possible."
The Oscars will air live from coast to coast Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.