The Oscars are underway! The Academy Awards, now in their 94th year, return to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
After three years without a host, the Oscars recruited Amy Schumer, Wanda Skyes and Regina Hall to headline this year’s ceremony. And with these three incredibly funny women at the helm, the Oscars opened with raucous laughter, gasps, and a couple of sideways glances on Sunday, March 27.
After the ceremony opened with Beyonce’s rendition of “Be Alive,” DJ Khaled introduced co-hosts Schumer, Sykes and Hall, who began their time on stage with witty quips, cheap shots and biting political comedy.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriends, the Golden Globes, the runtime of the power of the dogand Hollywood’s problem with diversity: nothing was off limits for the three comedians on Oscar night.
Below is a list of the best jokes of the night:
“This year, the Academy hired three women as hosts, because it’s cheaper than one man.” Amy Schumer
“We are going to have a great night. And for those of you watching in Florida, we’re having a gay night. Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gayyy…” wanda skye
“I am really surprised space jam 2 I didn’t get an Oscar for that hairline they gave LeBron James.” Regina Hall
“There were a lot of snubs this year. Rachel Zegler by West Side Story. Jennifer Lawrence for Don’t look up. And Lady Gaga and Jared Leto for House of Random Accents.” wanda skye
“And the Oscar goes to… Nominated three times, and this is the most words I’ve ever said… Presenting is where it’s at.” Woody Harrelson
“I’m Amy Schumer or, as I’m known in Hollywood, ‘Melissa McCarthy said no.'” Amy Schumer
“After years of Hollywood ignoring women’s stories, we finally got a movie about the… father of the Williams sisters.” Amy Schumer
“Leonardo DiCaprio…has done a lot to fight climate change and leave behind a cleaner, greener planet for his girlfriends. Because they’re so much younger… yeah, you get it.” Amy Schumer
“And the Oscar goes to… Nominated three times and that’s the most I could talk about. Presenting is where it is.” Woody Harrelson
“Aaron Sorkin, he’s brilliant. How do you make a movie about one of the most iconic women in comedy and not be funny? It’s like doing a biopic about Michael Jordan and just showing the bus rides between games.” Amy Schumer on Being the Ricardos and Nicole Kidman’s portrayal of Lucille Ball.
“Oh, Harvey Weinstein!” Sykes joked, during a prerecorded segment about the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, when he came face to face with a mask of one of the orcs that appeared in Peter Jackson’s film. The Lord of the rings films.
“Will Smith, you’re married but, you know, you’re on the list and it looks like Jada approved of you, so come up here!” Regina Hall delivered the “joke” of her “Covid pop quiz” spoof on Hollywood’s desirable men, after inviting actors Bradley Cooper, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Simu Liu and Jacob Elordi to join her backstage.
“Growing up in Australia, I never thought I’d be on this stage.” “I never thought I’d be here six days ago. Dreams really can come true…quite quickly too.” Jacob Elordi and Rachel Zegler
“Now, I have the screener for a movie never seen before… not even by the director. The last duel.” Regina Hall
“We have something for you, Dame Judi Dench, because you didn’t win tonight. We have an inspiring quote from Kim Kardashian: ‘Work harder.’” Wanda Sykes
“You know who has it harder tonight? Javier Bardem and his wife Penelope Cruz are nominated. If she doesn’t win, he can’t win. He’s praying that Will Smith wins!” chris rock
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