Jimmy Kimmel joked at the Oscars that Andrew Garfield lost 40 lb. for his role in ‘Silence’, and if that sounds oddly familiar, it’s because Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler already made a super similar crack three years earlier. WATCH and compare right here!
Jimmy Kimmel, 49, did a great job hosting the 2017 Oscars, but one his zingers reminded us just a little too much of what Tina Fey, 46, and Amy Poehler, 45, already served up at a different awards ceremony three years earlier. (It’s hard, we get it. Tinamy has made a lot of important and good jokes and it’s hard not to follow in their footsteps.)
As a refresher, Tina, AKA one of the world’s funniest humans, joked at the 2014 Globes: “Matthew McConaughey did amazing work this year. For his role in Dallas Buyers Club, he lost 45 lb…or what actresses call, being in a movie.” Yessss. Skip to 6:40 to watch:
Similarly, Jimmy joked at the big ceremony on Feb. 26: “Andrew Garfield lost 40 lb. — where is Andrew? You can barely even see him he got so thin. There he is. He lost 40 lb. for his role in the movie Silence. It was an astonishing physical transformation that hasn’t been attempted since every actress in every role ever.” Yeah, it’s basically the same joke, updated with a different actor. You can see it at 5:47:
So yes, Jimmy’s joke is reminiscent of Tina’s, but at the end of the day, each comedian is shedding light on gender inequality in Hollywood — and the fact that this joke keeps needing to be made proves that we have a lot of work to do. Keep it up, all.
P.S. We miss Tina and Amy as hosts. Come back!!
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