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Jimmy Kimmel Opens "History Making" 90th Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel has opened the 90th Academy Awards with a political speech about the changing nature of the entertainment industry.

Beginning with an homage to the black and white era and then a straight stand up routine, Jimmy touched on sexual harassment in Hollywood and gender and racial equality.

Of course, he wasn't going to let PricewaterhouseCoopers get away with the biggest gaff in Oscars history, when last year the wrong film was called. 

"This year if you hear your name called, don't get up right away," he said. "Give us a minute."

Kimmel then used the infamous golden statuette to point out that he is the only man in Hollywood that we "need more of".

"Oscar is the most beloved and respected man in Hollywood and there's a very good reason why. Just look at him. He keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word and most importantly, no penis at all. He is literally a 'statue of limitations'."

Harvey Weinstein was made mention of - being the second person to ever be expelled from the Academy.

"This year we have a lot to celebrate. Ceilings have been shattered," he said, and then adding: "We have the first ever female nominee for cinematography, Rachel Morrison. So many of tonight's nominees are making history."

The history making list also includes Greta Gerwig, who is the first female director to ever be nominated for Best Picture and Christopher Plummer, the oldest person to be nominated for an Oscar ever at age 88.

While there was no song and dance, the messages were important.

Oh, and because we all know that the Oscars can go on and on and on... Jimmy is awarding a prize for the person who gives the shortest acceptance speech.

Yup, they win a brand new jet ski! 

Happy Oscars Day!

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