Funniest Oscar memes and moments 2023
What are the funniest memes from the 2023 Oscars? What were the most cringeworthy moments, so you don’t need to watch the whole thing like a boomer – but still make fun of the entire anachronistic showbiz circus on twitter like every other normal person?
I mean, nobody got slapped did they? It wasn’t especially racist, except against Irish people, who don’t count apparently.
Conspicuously white and male host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off proceedings by stating ‘…it was some year for diversity and inclusion. We have nominees from every corner of Dublin.’
Which is gloriously true, but Kimmel then followed up with: ‘Five Irish actors are nominated tonight, which means the odds of another fight on stage just went way up.’
Will Smith is banned of course, for slapping Chris Rock last year – but then it’s not like he had a big movie out this year.
He’s probably watching somewhere on some gigantic screen in some gigantic mansion, secretly pleased to be trending without having to actually go outside and do anything.
Be honest – the night could’ve done with a little spice.
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Rihanna performed Oscar-nominated song Lift Me Up from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.
You’ll remember she also dominated coverage of the Super Bowl last month, and is probably the star to emerge with most class intact from Oscar night.
And she’s pregnant. Like, crazy intensively pregnant. Take a bow queen.
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She didn’t win, which is a blow, despite Michelle Yeoh deserving high praise for her winning role in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.
Maybe the world isn’t ready for a scene-stealing lesbian orchestral conductor, which, quite frankly, is the world’s loss.
(Yes, not a red carpet. ‘I think the decision to go with a champagne carpet rather than a red carpet shows how confident we are that no blood will be shed,’ joked Kimmel).
Anywho, most important take-home is that Hugh Grant does. Not. Give. A. Fuck.
He referenced ‘Vanity Fair’, a 19th century novel about shallow society, and interviewer Ashley Graham didn’t get it. Which made her look a tiny bit dim, but mostly made him look like a dick to be fair.
James Cameron, director of Avatar, didn’t even show up. Perhaps because he realised his ‘masterpiece’ wasn’t going to win anything.
‘The sequel to Avatar is the most expensive movie ever made,’ joked Kimmel.
‘Disney spent $2 billion on this Just to break even, all of Nick Cannon’s kids had to see Avatar four times.
‘And they did, I guess. James Cameron is not here, by the way, tonight. You know – you know a show is too long when even James Cameron can’t sit through it.
On the subject of directors, Stephen Spielberg was in the house for his quasi-biopic ‘The Fabelmans’, alongside star Seth Rogen, who is famously fond of, um, substances.
‘I want to say, right here, this is my favorite duo of the year,’ said Kimmel of the odd couple.
‘Steven Spielberg and Seth Rogen. What a pair. The Joe and Hunter Biden of Hollywood.’
What else? Brendan Fraser got fat and won an Oscar, which is a massive triumph for diversity I guess.
Brad Pitt and co got a kicking for their gigantic flop Babylon, but he supplied the champagne anyway.
‘I know people like to debate now which is better, movies or TV,’ weighed-in Kimmel on the Babylon debacle.
‘But here’s the thing. No matter how good a show is, there are some things that movies can do that TV just For example, a TV show can’t lose $100 million.’
The real scandal, friends, is that the best movie released anywhere on the planet didn’t get even one nomination.
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