“This was a hard watch”: Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars 2024 Teaser Falls Flat in Barbie Themed Setting That Yet Again Takes a Shot at Matt Damon

Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar teaser receives an underwhelming response.

“This was a hard watch”: Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars 2024 Teaser Falls Flat in Barbie Themed Setting That Yet Again Takes a Shot at Matt Damon

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  • Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Academy Awards for the fourth time.
  • Kimmel recently shared Barbie-themed teaser for the 2024 Academy Awards.
  • However, people expressed reluctance towards seeing Kimmel hosting the 2024 Oscars.
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Comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is once again set to host the Academy Awards and has recently featured in a Barbie-themed teaser for the upcoming Oscars. This year would mark the fourth time Kimmel would be taking the hosting duties for the Oscar ceremony, having previously helmed the prestigious event in 2017, 2018, and 2023.

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Jimmy Kimmel
Television host Jimmy Kimmel

However, Kimmel’s latest teaser, with its Barbie-themed setting and recurring jabs at longtime frenemy Matt Damon, seems to have fallen short of expectations, as people shared their disappointing reactions.

Jimmy Kimmel Stars in a Barbie-themed Teaser For the 2024 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel, returning to host the Oscars for the fourth time, recently shared the first teaser for the 2024 Academy Awards. Following his Barbie-like journey to the “Oscarland” with Kate McKinnon’s Weird Barbie, the teaser offers a brief glimpse at some of the leading contenders for the 2024 Oscars, including Poor Things, Maestro, Killers of the Flower Moon, and Oppenheimer.

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Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 96th Academy Awards
Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 96th Academy Awards

And the host of the night does not forget to take a jab at his longtime frenemy, Matt Damon, who portrayed the role of Leslie Groves in the Oscar-nominated film Oppenheimer. “Oh my God! What happened to that guy’s face,” Kimmel says, pointing towards Damon.

McKinnon responds with a witty quip, saying that he was “born that way.” And the talk show host responds with, “Oh, That poor incredibly hideous, disgusting, ugly man,” before their playful banter leads them crashing into Oscarland, where he expresses feeling nervous about hosting the ceremony.

A stil from the 2024 Oscar teaser
A still from the 2024 Oscar teaser

The nervous Oscar host is then greeted by the Barbie actress America Ferrera, who delivers a speech inspired by her viral monologue. The teaser also takes a jab at the Great Gerwig’s Oscar snub after Ryan Gosling makes a surprise appearance. Both Ferrera and Gosling are nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Actress at the 96th Academy Awards.

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People Share Disappointing Response to 2024 Oscars Teaser

Jimmy Kimmel’s teaser for the 2024 Oscars closes with a voiceover as both Kimmel and Ryan Gosling scream. It says, “Girls grow into women but not all boys grow into men. Some remain hopelessly stuck in a loop of infantile foolishness. One of them will host the Oscars.”

Jimmy Kimmel and Kate McKinnon
Jimmy Kimmel and Kate McKinnon

And people are not arguing against it, as they shared disappointing reactions to the promo, stating, “This was a hard watch.” Many others joined in on the criticism, as they expressed reluctance towards seeing the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host helming one of Hollywood’s most prestigious award ceremonies once again.

Others highlighted Kimmel’s recurring jabs at the Oscar-winner Matt Damon, as one X (Twitter) user said, “Kimmel did just not throw a shade at Matt Damon again!” Many also shared a diminished desire to watch the ceremony following the teaser’s release, saying, “This made me want to watch it less.”

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Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 96th Academy Award is scheduled to be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 10, 2024, and will be broadcast live on ABC. Leading contenders at the 2024 Oscars include Oppenheimer, Poor Things, and Killers of the Flower Moon, boasting 13, 11, and 10 nominations respectively.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.