Chelsea Handler mocked a number of controversial matters from final yr throughout her monologue on the 2023 Critics Selection Awards.
“It’s an honor to be right here internet hosting tonight after the whole lot that we’ve all been by way of collectively over the previous few years, between COVID, Monkeypox, the Don’t Fear Darling press tour,” the comic mentioned. “It’s been quite a bit.”
“I’m simply completely happy to be right here tonight, supporting the critics’ proper to decide on,” she went on to say in reference to the Supreme Court docket overturning Roe v. Wade. “No less than somebody nonetheless has the selection, until they’re a feminine critic after which it simply depends upon what state they stay in.”
When saying that the solid of The Bear was on the ceremony, Handler joked concerning the drama surrounding James Corden’s ban from a New York restaurant for alleged “abusive” habits. “They confirmed us how grueling and the way completely depressing working within the restaurant trade might be, and so they didn’t even have to attend on James Corden,” she mentioned.
After mentioning Julia Roberts’ nomination for her function in Robbie Pickering’s Gaslit, Handler went after controversial superstar weight-reduction plan tradition and known as out those that have been utilizing ozempic for weight reduction – a drugs meant for these with diabetes. “The phrase gaslighting was truly Merriam-Webster’s phrase of the yr. And for these of you who don’t know, gaslighting is when somebody tries to persuade you that your personal perceptions of actuality are unsuitable,” she added. “Like, when celebrities say they misplaced weight by consuming water however actually it’s as a result of everybody’s on ozempic. Even my housekeeper’s on ozempic.”
Handler went on to shout out different tv collection, movies, actors and actresses who’re nominated in main classes from The whole lot All over the place All at As soon as, The Bear, The First Girl, The Fabelmans, Fleishman Is in Hassle, Tár, Avatar: The Manner of Water and extra.
“It’s an honor to be right here tonight to have all of you rejoice the good outcomes of your whole onerous work, your expertise and your dedication this previous yr,” Handler concluded. “You could have entertained us, you will have moved us, enlightened us, and for the primary time, Congress is extra dysfunctional than Hollywood. It even has extra intercourse offenders, so we already received.”
The comic hosted the twenty eighth annual ceremony on Sunday evening, which aired stay on The CW from the Fairmont Century Plaza.
Forward of the massive evening, the comic spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about internet hosting the occasion and mentioned, “My intention is simply to have a good time and to make all people really feel snug and welcome — like they belong there.”
Beginning in 2007, Handler hosted E!’s Chelsea Recently for seven years, throughout which she was the one feminine late-night discuss present host on-air. She has additionally launched the documentary collection Chelsea Does and the discuss present Chelsea on Netflix, in addition to launched her first stand-up particular, Chelsea Handler: Evolution, on HBO Max in 2020. Different profession achievements embrace six New York Instances best-selling books and her iHeartRadio recommendation podcast, Expensive Chelsea.
Extra lately, Handler has been vocal about probably making a return to late-night tv. She mentioned on the The Day by day Beast‘s The Final Chuckle podcast that she is significantly pitching herself to take over The Day by day Present, following Trevor Noah’s exit.
Discover the total checklist of winners on the Critics Selection Awards right here.