JIMMY KIMMEL was the Oscars host with the most . . . jokes.
In a nod to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage last year, the US comic said: “We want you to have fun, feel safe . . . and me to feel safe.
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“If anyone commits violence, you will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor.”
He also poked fun at The Banshees Of Inisherin’s cast.
Motioning at Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, he said: “Five Irish actors are here . . . which means the odds of another fight on stage went up.”
Jimmy said Avatar: The Way Of Water gave director James Cameron “the chance to do what he loves – drowning (Titanic actress) Kate Winslet”.
But the joke was on Kimmel after asking human rights activist Malala Yousafzai: “As the youngest Nobel Prize winner in history, do you think that Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine?”
She coolly shot back, “I only talk about peace”, to cheers from the audience.
Activist Malala Yousafzai received cheers from the audienceGetty