How Jimmy Kimmel handled Weinstein and harassment in his Oscars monologue

What did Jimmy Kimmel have to say about Harvey Weinstein at the Oscars. He got to it early during his monologue.
Published March 4
Updated March 4

It was probably the most speculated on aspect of the 90th Academy Awards aside from what nominees would take home awards: Would Jimmy Kimmel address Harvey Weinstein in his Oscars monologue? 

He did it less than three minutes into this monologue, and here's how:

“The Academy, as you are no doubt aware, took action last year to expel Harvey Weinstein from their ranks. There were a lot of great nominees, but Harvey deserved it the most,” he joked, before going on to point out that only one other person has been expelled from the Academy, character actor Carmine Cardidi, who got the boot for sharing screeners, the DVD copies of nominated films that Academy members and critics get to review in advance.

Kimmel continued by joking that Cardidi got the same punishment as serial harasser Weinstein for giving someone a copy of Seabiscuit.

He put a serious kicker on the end, though.

"And the truth is, if we are successful here,” he said, “if we can work together to stop sexual harassment in the workplace, if we can do that, women will only have to deal with harassment all the time at every other place they go.”

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