Colin Farrell has the perfect response to Jimmy Kimmel at the Oscars
Colin Farrell has the perfect response to Jimmy Kimmel after quick-witted star’s Irish accent is played for laughs at the 95th annual Academy Awards
Colin Farrell used a divisive Saturday Night Live skit to his advantage after being quizzed by presenter Jimmy Kimmel during the 95th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening.
The Irish actor, 46, was targeted by Kimmel as the chat show host read spoof questions, supposedly ‘sent in’ by viewers to members of the star-studded audience at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Referring to Farrell’s dialogue-heavy role in critically acclaimed tragicomedy The Banshees Of Inisherin after selecting one such question, he joked: ‘What were you saying?’
Turning to Kimmel, the quick-witted actor quipped: ‘I’d like you to go on YouTube, check out SNL last night, and you’ll have a good idea.’
Farrell was referring to the weekly comedy show’s recent Oscars skit, during which Mikey Day and Molly Kearney parodied the Dublin-born actor and his co-star Brendan Gleason being interviewed on the red carpet, with completely impenetrable accents.
Banter: Colin Farrell used a divisive Saturday Night Live skit to his advantage after being quizzed by presenter Jimmy Kimmel during the 95th annual Academy Awards on Sunday
Jokes: The Irish actor was targeted by Kimmel as the chat show host read spoof questions, supposedly ‘sent in’ by viewers to members of the star-studded audience
Hitting back: But quick-witted Farrell had a perfect response when the host attempted to play his Irish accent in The Banshees Of Inisherin for laughs
After speaking complete gibberish for a few moments the pair wander off, leaving ‘interviewer’ Marcello Hernandez – an SNL regular – to quip: ‘And they haven’t even started drinking yet!’
The parody sparked a mixed response across social media, with a faction of viewers accusing show writers of lazily stereotyping the Irish by portraying them as drunken buffoons.
Others deemed the suggestion of alcohol inappropriate due to Farrell’s well publicised addiction issues and ongoing commitment to sobriety.
Taking to Twitter, one incensed viewer wrote: ‘A lot of people are (rightly) angry about anti-Irish bigoted stereotypes here (drunken irish) and the ridicule of an actor who’s been quite open about his struggle with sobriety. Yes. AND. Portraying the speaking of the Irish language as incomprehensible garbled nonsense?’
A second commented: ‘You wrote, filmed and edited that and STILL thought it was a good idea? Considering how many talented Irish actors are nominated this year, this is dreadfully insensitive.’
Elsewhere a third disdainful tweet read: ‘God, this is absolutely dreadful stuff @nbcsnl. I’m Irish and I find this more disappointing than I find it offensive – if worn out Irish stereotypes are the best your writers can come up with then I think SNL’s future looks like it’ll be pretty unremarkable. Do better.
Another wrote: ‘Apart from stereotyping and being incredibly offensive to Irish people, it’s also just not funny.’
Hilarious: ‘I’d like you to go on YouTube, check out SNL last night, and you’ll have a good idea,’ he quipped – a reference to the weekly comedy show’s recent Oscars skit
Comedy: During the skit Mikey Day and Molly Kearney parody Farrell and his co-star Brendan Gleason being interviewed on the red carpet, with completely impenetrable accents
Awkward: After speaking complete gibberish for a few moments the pair wander off, leaving ‘interviewer’ Marcello Hernandez to quip, ‘And they haven’t even started drinking yet!’
Everything Everywhere All at Once was the big winner at the Oscars on Sunday taking home seven awards.
The American absurdist action comedy-drama film was the biggest winner of the night at the event featuring a star-studded red carpet as it earned Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing, and Best Original screenplay at the gala event held at Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
The movie’s stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan, took home the Leading Actress and Supporting Actress and Actor awards respectively.
In her acceptance speech, Michelle hailed her win as a ‘beacon of hope and possibilities’ for Asian people and urged those watching at home to ‘dream big’.
She said: ‘For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight. This is the beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof to dream big and dreams do come true.
Not amused: The parody sparked a mixed response, with a faction of viewers accusing show writers of lazily stereotyping the Irish by portraying them as drunken buffoons
‘Ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are past your prime. Never give up…. thank you to the Academy, this is history in the making, thank you.’
The film beat out quite the field including: All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, TÁR, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, and Women Talking.
Meanwhile, Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Brendan Fraser, who was tearful as he picked up his prize for his work on The Whale.
He said: ‘So this is what the multiverse looks like. I thank the Academy for this honour and our studio A24 for making such a bold film.
‘I’m grateful to Darren Aronofsky for throwing me a creative lifeline and hauling me aboard the good ship ‘The Whale’. It was written by Samuel D. Hunter who is our lighthouse.’
German war movie All Quiet on the Western Front also had a successful evening, taking home four of the prizes it was nominated for, Best International Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.
This year’s Academy Awards – which were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel – saw all the nominated tracks for Best Original Song performed, but the accolade went to Naatu Naatu from RRR.
Source: Read Full Article