Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the present by introducing some unofficial members of the ceremony’s “disaster staff” to stop any sudden outbursts – and the crew included the Mandalorian, a Spider-Man and Steven Spielberg.
Kimmel nodded to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock all through his opening monologue, joking that if anybody within the viewers “commits an act of violence,” they’d be “awarded the Oscar for greatest actor and permitted to provide a 19-minute-long speech.” (Smith received greatest actor for his function in “King Richard” final 12 months, shortly after he slapped Rock for making a joke about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.)
“If something unpredictable and violent occurs throughout the ceremony, simply do what you probably did final 12 months – nothing,” Kimmel mentioned.
He then named just a few superstar members of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences’ “disaster staff,” from Michael B. Jordan in character as Adonis Creed to Michelle Yeoh, displaying off the strikes that made her well-known in Hong Kong martial arts movies. Additionally within the lineup had been Pedro Pascal (at the moment starring in “The Mandalorian” and “The Final of Us,” the latter of which is airing its closing episode on Oscars Sunday), and, hilariously, Andrew Garfield, grinning and shrugging when Kimmel shouted out his efficiency as one in every of plenty of live-action Spider-Males. And at last, Kimmel mentioned, there was “Fabel-Man” – Spielberg, who raised his forehead on the digital camera.
“There’ll be no nonsense tonight,” Kimmel concluded. “No time for shenanigans.”