Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel took a swipe on the Golden Globes in a brand new interview with Rolling Stone — and the Hollywood International Press Affiliation hit again.
Kimmel, 55, was requested concerning the “no-holds-barred roast” method to internet hosting award reveals — popularized by Ricky Gervais on the Golden Globes — and if it’s “consultant of a rising hostility towards movie star.”
“I believe there’s at all times been hostility towards celebrities,” Kimmel declared within the dialog printed Wednesday.
“To start with, the Golden Globes will not be an actual awards present. Let’s be sincere. I don’t assume any of them are essentially legitimate, but when there’s one that’s legitimate, it’s the Oscars and those the place you’re voted on by your friends, just like the SAG Awards, the Author’s Guild Awards, and the Director’s Guild Awards.”
He continued: “However the Globes are some overseas bike messengers who realized they’d get some free dinners in the event that they determined to type this group. I don’t know why it took so lengthy for the world to determine that out! I believe maybe the world didn’t wish to determine that out. We additionally know that if in case you have a trophy made, any person’s gonna go as much as take it.”
“Trophies are like catnip for celebrities. We wish them,” Kimmel claimed to Rolling Stone. “I’m unsure why we would like them! Artwork as a contest doesn’t appear proper and doesn’t appear within the spirit of any of it, however what Ricky did was largely acceptable for the awards he was handing out, which have been nonsense.”
In an announcement Wednesday to The Publish, a spokesperson for the Hollywood International Press Affiliation, which oversees the Golden Globes, referred to as Kimmel’s remarks “beneath the dignity of somebody who has been chosen to host a present as essential because the Academy Awards.”
“We’re disillusioned that Mr. Kimmel has determined to denigrate the contributions made by a various group of worldwide leisure journalists who symbolize 62 international locations,” the assertion learn.
“The Golden Globes’ voting physique is 52% feminine and 51.8% racially and ethnically numerous, a singular achievement in Hollywood as we speak. Hundreds of thousands of followers around the globe help the Golden Globes, which have highlighted the perfect in movie and tv for 80 years.”
The Publish has contacted reps for Kimmel, Gervais, and the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars.
The HFPA was based in 1943 by a bunch of LA-based leisure journalists. Members and non-member voters can choose the Golden Globe nominees and winners.
NBC determined to not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes amid criticism the HFPA lacked range.
The telecast returned this yr after the HFPA addressed considerations by including 103 new voters. This yr’s Golden Globes aired in January — to traditionally low scores.
In the meantime, some 9,500 members of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences — starting from cinematographers to writers to make-up artists and hairstylists — are eligible to forged a poll to find out Oscar winners.
Sunday can be Kimmel’s third time internet hosting the Oscars. Earlier this week, he promised to “beat the s–t” out of anybody who makes an attempt a Will Smith-inspired slap — until that particular person is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The Oscars are set to air Sunday, March 12, at 8 p.m. ET.
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