VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Live! Suggests a Way to Fix the Oscar Nominations Controversy: Subtle (and Hilarious) Title Changes
One example? The Revenant becomes The Revenant Al Sharpton
On Tuesday night, Kimmel introduced the square “Stewart Bloom,” (actor Tom Virtue) a faux Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences executive who went on to eagerly suggest alternate titles for some of this year’s Best Picture contenders.
“We’re modifying many of the Oscar-nominated films to be more inclusive,” explained Virtue, before presenting the reimagined titles and movie posters.
“Room is not a comedy, but Crib is – and it’s hilarious,” Virtue exclaimed as Bloom.
“In the new version, Steve accidentally announces the iPhone 5 instead of the iPhone 6,” joked Virtue.
Controversy has been swirling around the Oscars as non-white actors were completely snubbed in the Academy Awards’ acting categories for the second year in a row.