Among Mulaney’s comedic targets was the acclaimed actress Angela Bassett, whom he honored for her outstanding acting skills.
“Here’s what a great actor Angela Bassett is: She got an Oscar nomination for a Marvel movie. That’s like getting a Pulitzer prize for a Reddit comment,” Mulaney quipped, referring to Bassett’s 2022 nomination for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
The comedian didn’t spare comedy legend Mel Brooks from his playful roasting, humorously suggesting that the person responsible for Bradley Cooper’s prosthetic nose in “Maestro” was also behind the construction of Brooks’ “entire face and body and personality for the last 97 years.”
“Can you imagine anyone else in this room not taking credit for something they actually did? I cannot.”
The final honoree, Michelle Satter, recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work with the Sundance Film Institute, didn’t escape Mulaney’s humor. Highlighting the eclectic past recipients of the award, he quipped:
“So it’s really unclear what this award means.”
There’s a growing consensus among viewers that Mulaney should be considered to host the Oscars, with many praising his comedic charm and wit.