Oscars Hosts Mock LeBron James’ Hairline in Opening Monologue

Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer present at the 94th Academy Awards. Credit: Courtesy of ABC

Oscars hosts Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer called out LeBron James’ hair and the embattled Golden Globes in their opening monologue at Sunday night’s awards.

After the three hosts stepped on stage, DJ Khaled joined them to say the trio needed a proper introduction.

“Let me introduce this the right way. I’m talking about actresses, comedians, moguls, bosses!” the hip-hop producer said as he hyped them up on stage.

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The hosts then took a dig at the Academy Awards for waiting until this year to invite multiple female hosts for the first time.

“This year they hired three women because it was cheaper than hiring one man,” Trainwreck actress Schumer said.

The actresses also mentioned how the pandemic had aged people, including actor Timothée Chalamet. Instead of showing the Call Me By Your Name actor, the camera jokingly panned to a much-older J.K. Simmons

The hosts joked about the embattled Golden Globe Awards, which were not televised this year amid a Hollywood boycott of the ceremony, and said the Globes could be included in the In Memoriam segment of the Oscars.

“They didn’t have any Black people. They didn’t have any Black members,” Schumer said about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which hands out the Globes.

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The hosts also joked about some of this year’s Oscars snubs, including how the special effects team from Space Jam 2 should have gotten an award for the hairline they gave LeBron James.

As the opening monologue started to come to a close, the Down to Earth actress and member of the LGBTQ+ community said, “For you people in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night.” The joke targeted Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

The three women then repeated the word “gay” several times.