() — Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the show by introducing some unofficial members of the ceremony’s “crisis team” to prevent unexpected outbursts, and the team included The Mandalorian, Spider-Man and Steven Spielberg.
Winking at Will Smith’s slap to Chris Rock during his opening monologue, Kimmel joked that if someone in the audience “commits an act of violence,” he would be “awarded the Oscar for best actor and allowed to give a 19-minute speech. (Smith won best actor for his role in “King Richard” last year, shortly after slapping Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.)
“If something unpredictable and violent happens during the ceremony, just do what you did last year: nothing,” Kimmel said.
He then named some famous members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “crisis team,” from Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed to Michelle Yeoh, showing off the moves that made her famous in martial arts movies from Hong Kong. Also in the lineup were Pedro Pascal (who currently stars in “The Mandalorian” and “The Last of Us,” the final episode of which will air this Oscar Sunday) and, hilariously, Andrew Garfield, smiling and shrugging as Kimmel yelled out his performance. as one of several live-action Spider-Man. And finally, Kimmel said, there was “Fabel-Man” – Spielberg, who raised an eyebrow at the camera.
“There will be no nonsense tonight,” Kimmel concluded. “There is no time for mischief.”