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Oscars s.n.a.f.u happened as they 'focused' more on me: Donald Trump
Oscars s.n.a.f.u happened as they 'focused' more on me: Donald Trump

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 28 : The world is still not clear about the Oscars s.n.a.f.u, but looks like the U.S President knows why it all happened.

The U.S. President feels Hollywood was too busy poking fun at him, instead of paying attention to the big night.

"I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn't get the act together at the end," Breitbart News quoted Trump saying, in an exclusive interview.

Further slamming the Oscars in the interview with Breitbart, a far right website that was formerly run by his chief strategist Steve Bannon, he said that the 89th Academy Awards was not as glamorous as it should be.

"It was a little sad. It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn't feel like a very glamorous evening. I've been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad," he said.

President Trump was the butt of several jokes throughout the ceremony, with host Jimmy Kimmel cracking jokes about him in the very opening monologue.

"This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us," Kimmel quipped, adding, "Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That's gone, thanks to him."

Kimmel also poked fun at Trump's habit of tweeting at odd hours and encouraged all in the audience to give "overrated" Meryl Streep a standing ovation for her speech against Trump at the Golden Globes Awards.

"We are here tonight to honour great actors, but we're also here to honour actors who seem great, but actually really aren't," the host of the night said.

Kimmel's poking fun at the U.S President did not end here. He, during the event, even sent two tweets to the latter, writing, "Hey @realDonaldTrump u up?" and "@realDonaldTrump #Merylsayshi".

Kimmel wasn't the only one having a dig at the President though. Several winners on the night used their acceptance speeches to criticise Trump's policies, especially the 'travel ban' one.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose 'The Salesman' won the golden statuette for 'Best Foreign Language Film,' chose not to attend the ceremony, in soliditory to the seven Muslim countries, who have been banned to travel to the United States.

Instead, he had Iranian-born US astronaut Anousheh Ansari read out a statement on his behalf, while accepting the honour.

"My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US," the statement read.

"Dividing the world into the US and 'our enemies' categories creates fear. A deceitful justification for aggression and war," adding, "Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever."

Star of 'Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle,' Gael García Bernal too reminded the audience about his own Mexican heritage (with an obvious reference to the president's plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border) before he introduced the nominees for 'Best Animated Feature.'

"As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I am against any form of wall that wants to separate us," García Bernal said. (ANI)

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