Jimmy Kimmel started prepping jokes for hosting the Oscars, while Stephen Colbert proposed a statuette change, and Jimmy Fallon presented the "Worst Picture."
The Oscar nominations are in, and with them came plenty of pleasant surprises and a few noteworthy snubs. Everyone seemed to have something to say, and late-night television was no different on Tuesday.
Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 90th Academy Awards on Mar. 4, and it looked like he used his show to start testing out some topics he might want to joke about in this post-Weinstein era. Meanwhile, Stephen Colbert had one slight change for Oscar that might better suit #MeToo, as well.
Both hosts broke down some of the notable nominations like Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig both getting directing nods for their Best Picture nominees "Get Out" and "Lady Bird," respectively. Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon kept his thoughts on the topic short and sweet, but couldn't resist slipping in a dig at President Donald Trump while he was at it.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
CNN wasn't alone in who had trouble keeping the actual Best Picture nominees straight, as Jimmy Kimmel slipped in an extra one as well. He ran through the nine nominated films, but then kept going with "...and 'Boo 2: A Madea Halloween.' A lot of people didn't think that was gonna make it, and they were wrong."
He talked a little about the year's most honored film, Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water," "which racked up 13 nods including Best Picture, Best Director, and Outstanding Achievement in Fish-Penis Design." Unable to resist the low-hanging fruit, Kimmel added, "Finally, Hollywood is recognizing a monster other than Harvey Weinstein. I think that's great."
Based on the audience's tepid response to that joke, he might reconsider his approach to the season's hot topic. He got a far better response when he went local. "Kobe Bryant is now the tallest person ever nominated for Animated Short," Kimmel said. "He got nominated for his short film 'Dear Basketball,' which could be the closest we get to seeing the Lakers win something this year."
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
Stephen Colbert considered the topical issue that's sure to come up during the March ceremony as well. "These are the first Oscars in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which means there will be some changes," he admitted. "For instance, the Oscar statue will now be fully clothed."
Colbert's take on "The Shape of Water" was a little different than Kimmel's, tackling a different scandal. He said, "It's about a woman who has sex with a disgusting fish monster, and I'm really impressed somebody already produced the Stormy Daniels story."
As for Peele and Gerwig getting nominated, Colbert is on the edge of his seat in that competition. "Hollywood is watching to see whether [Greta Gerwig] or Jordan Peele wins because that will determine which group of Twitter users become enraged," he explained.
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Over at "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon spent the bulk of his monologue talking about the White House and Donald Trump. When he finally did pivot to talking about the Oscar nominations, he clearly had the president on his mind ... more specifically, the president's bulk.
After rattling off a few of the nominees for best picture, Fallon continued, "One of the favorites for worst picture is still this--" With those words, he threw up the now-infamous image of the Trump rump as the president played tennis in his little white shorts. "Oh, that's unfortunate," Fallon said, trying to keep a straight face.