Jimmy Kimmel roasts ‘overrated’ Meryl Streep during Oscars monologue



Jimmy Kimmel ribbed Donald Trump‘s taste in movies during his Oscars monologue Sunday, making clear just what he thought of the president’s criticism of Meryl Streep.

The award show’s host pulled no punches during his opening monologue, joking that the 20-time-nominee was getting a bit too much credit for her acting chops.

“We’re here to honor the actors who seem great, but actually really aren’t. And of all the ‘great’ actors here in Hollywood, one in particular has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances,” Kimmel dead-panned. “From her mediocre early work in ‘The Deer Hunter’ and ‘Out of Africa,’ to her underwhelming performances in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Sophie’s Choice,’ Meryl Streep has phoned it for more than 50 films over the course of her lackluster career.”

Though clearly said in jest, the facetious roasting parroted the comments Trump made about Streep after she spoke out against him at last month’s Golden Globes ceremony. In a string of three tweets, he blasted the actress calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and a “Hilary flunky who lost big.”

The actress seemed tickled by the bit, unabashedly laughing it up. And in case anyone thought he was being serious, Kimmel finished things off by asking everyone else in the auditorium to show their appreciation for the actress.

“This is Meryl’s 20th Oscar nomination,” he pointed out. “Made even more amazing considering the fact that she wasn’t even in a movie this year, we just wrote her name down out of habit. Everybody, please join me in giving Meryl Streep a totally undeserved round of applause.”



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