Oscars TV Review: Jimmy Kimmel Packs A Punch On Trump & More As ABC & Producers Finally Make An Academy Awards For The 21st Century

March 11, 2024

Looks like fourth time is truly a charm for Jimmy Kimmel and the Academy Awards. “See kids, sometimes smoking is fine,” Kimmel quipped after Da’Vine Joy Randolph won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her cigarette imbibing role in The Holdovers. Sometimes kids, it’s worth packing a punch — as the Academy Awards proved Sunday. Which is what the atom bomb creator saga did with wins for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr, among others. As with almost all the Academy Award ceremonies of modern times, they could have picked up the pace and melded together a few more categories and presenters.