SNL’s Colin Jost Mocks Academy’s Will Smith ‘Punishment’

The remainder of Saturday Night Live might have moved on from The Slap, however “Weekend Update” couldn’t assist however get a couple of extra digs in now that Will Smith has been banned from attending the Oscars for the subsequent 10 years.

“Is {that a} punishment?” Colin Jost puzzled aloud. “He can nonetheless be nominated and even win an award. He may even go to the after celebration. He simply doesn’t should attend the four-hour ceremony the place somebody is certainly going to make enjoyable of his spouse once more.”

“Honestly, I feel an actual punishment could be to make Will Smith host subsequent 12 months’s Oscars. Because, belief me, nothing will make you query your selections in life greater than internet hosting an awards present,” Jost added, referring to that point he and co-anchor Michael Che hosted the Emmys to largely horrible evaluations.

“I beloved it,” Che chimed in.

Later, Jost introduced up Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s shock look finally week’s Grammy Awards.

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“It was a heartfelt, impassioned plea to assist the folks of Ukraine,” he mentioned, “however a missed alternative for a legendary G.I. Jane joke.”

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