Best jokes of 2022 Oscar:
The Oscars 2022 have begun, and the hosts, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall, have opened the show with plenty of jokes.
“I watched that movie three times and I’m halfway through it,” Sykes said of Best Picture winner The Power of the Dog, adding, “I saw it three times and I’m halfway through it.” Don’t Look Up also received a subtle remark from Schumer, who joked about the Academy’s “Don’t Look Up” reviews. Ouch.
Leonardo DiCaprio, the film’s leading man, was also not spared. “He will leave it in a better shape for his ladies,” Schumer quipped of his environmental work for the world.
On the topic of relationships, Schumer pointed out the couples nominated together, like Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem… and Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. They are, of course, siblings. Cue Jake’s “WTF” face.
Some high-profile snubs were also spotlighted: Jared Leto and Lady Gaga for the “House of Random accents” (AKA House of Gucci). The hosts also made fun of King Richard, pointing out that women’s stories have been ignored, so it’s good that there’s a movie about Venus and Serena William’s… dad. Will Smith laughed, though, so it’s all good.
The opening also addressed some serious issues. Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill was soundly mocked by Sykes and her fellow hosts. “We’re going to have a great night tonight, and for you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night,” she said, before all three chanted “gay” over and over. There was also a joke about the Golden Globes being included in the In Memoriam segment because “they didn’t have any Black people.”
The night’s biggest controversy was also mentioned – multiple categories this year were not broadcast live. The hosts joked that everyone was over that, and then the set started to flicker…
To keep up to date on this year’s Academy Awards, check out our updating Oscars 2022 winners list.