Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel recruited the Barbie enlisted to help him get to the awards. In a new clip, which aired on Jimmy Kimmel live, Helen Mirren tells the story of a man (Kimmel) lost on his way to the Oscars. He enlists the help of Weird Barbie (Kate McKinnon), who leads him through all the Best Picture nominees to get to Oscarsland.
The journey, in Strange Barbie's car, passes through Poor things, ConductorIt is Oppenheimer, where the pair track down Matt Damon's character and eventually run him over. As soon as they arrive in Los Angeles, America Ferrera is ready with an inspiring monologue. Also along for the ride is Ryan Gosling in his iconic Kenough hoodie.
The actor says he chose In-N-Out on his way to the Oscars, stating, “It's kind of a cool social media trend where you get this before the Oscars.” After being corrected by Kimmel that the trend is to have it after winning the Oscar, Gosling responds: “Well, that's not going to happen. Good thing Greta has a director in the bag.
Barbie is nominated for eight Oscar awards, including Best Film. Gosling and Ferrera were nominated for their supporting performances.
Kimmel will host the 96th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 10, marking his third time in the role. Kimmel first hosted the Oscars in 2017 – the year of Moonlight against La La Terra confusion – then returned for the 2018 ceremony. With his fourth show coming up, he joins Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon as the show's only four contestants.
During the 2023 ceremony, Kimmel had to tone it down and cut some jokes about the infamous Will Smith-Chris Rock slap that happened last year when the show was hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall and Amy Schumer. “We want you to have fun. We want you to feel safe. And most importantly, we want me to feel safe. So we have strict policies in place,” he joked during his monologue. “If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence at any point in the show, you will receive an Oscar for best actor and you will be able to give a 19-minute speech.”