Jimmy Kimmel's 2018 Oscars Opening Monologue Transcript Will Help You Re-Live The Jokes & The Issues

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It's the biggest night in entertainment, presumably, and this year it was being hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Well, if you'd like to know what Kimmel's 2018 Oscars opening monologue was all about, then come on down, because here's a transcript for you. The late night host joked about Envelopegate and the Oscars statue. He even made mention of Harvey Weinstein and the Parkland student protests, just in case you thought this was going to be all laughs and good times. And you wouldn't have been wrong in thinking that it would be nothing but jokes, as early reports claimed that Kimmel wouldn't mention #MeToo during his opening monologue. He proved that wrong so quickly that viewers on Twitter are probably still getting chills.

"Greetings from Hollywood to our viewers all over the world. Thank you for watching. Thank you for having me. It's a great honor to be invited back for a second time," Kimmel began, starting slow by welcoming everyone to another night at the Oscars. "It's a great honor to be here among so many talented women and men. Congratulations to all of you, we made it, we're at the Oscars. Some of you will be going home tonight with an Academy Award. What could be better than that? Nothing, right?"

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From there, the magic began and it was glorious. Read the rest of the transcript below.

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It was an amazing monologue, and it really set the tone for the rest of the ceremony. Here's hoping that the 2018 Oscars can keep Kimmel's momentum going.