Watch again: Jimmy Kimmel's opening Oscars monologue at 90th Academy Awards

Posted at 8:53 PM, Mar 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-04 21:30:53-05

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel hit many topics that have plagued Hollywood during his opening monologue at the 90th Academy Awards -- Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment allegations, disparities in equal pay between men and women, the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, and politics.

But, he also maintained that this "was a night of positivity" and encouraged winners to speak their minds and to bring awareness to issues they're passionate about.

Though, there was one caveat, albeit a humorous one -- keep it short. The person who gave the shortest acceptance speech would win a Kawasaki jet ski, Kimmel said.

Kimmel also poked fun at last year's Best Picture mix-up.

"This year when you hear your name called, don't get up right away. Just give us a minute," Kimmel said.

Watch a few moments from Kimmel's speech below: