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Watch Donald Trump get savagely roasted at Spirit Awards. Can the Oscars top this?

Comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney turned the Spirit Awards, a precursor to the Academy Awards, into a Donald Trump roast.

oscars 2017 Updated: Feb 26, 2017 12:52 IST
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Hosts John Mulaney (L) and Nick Kroll sing at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica.(REUTERS)

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney kicked off their hosting gig at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards with jokes targetted at Donald Trump, his strategist Steve Bannon and director Mel Gibson.

The duo also booed President Donald Trump administration’s recent decision to revoke federal protections for transgender students during ceremony’s hilarious monologue, reported Entertainment Weekly.

“We like to think of these awards as the ones without Mel Gibson,” said Kroll of the Hacksaw Ridge director.

“People wondered: how long would it take Hollywood to forgive someone for anti-semitic, racist hate speech?,” he added.

To which Mulaney, 34, answered, “Eight years! So look out for the 2024 Oscars, when the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Mr Steve Bannon.”

Bannon is currently serving as assistant to the President and White House chief strategist in the Trump administration.

Co-hosts John Mulaney, left, and Nick Kroll speak at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. ( Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP )

“The only reason he got that job is because he’s so hot,” continued Kroll, 38.

“He looks like if Nick Offerman drowned.” Mulaney added of Bannon, “Oh, those chapped kneecaps!” While taking aim at Trump’s decision, Mulaney said, “Hey, Trump— you and Robert Durst are both rich sociopaths from New York real estate empires. Yet, somehow Robert Durst is more likable.”

Hosts John Mulaney (L) and Nick Kroll speak next to a quote shown on a screen at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. ( REUTERS )

The two also poked fun at the nominated films. “These films are, to quote the president, ‘Sad!’,” said Mulaney, with Kroll stressing, “These movies were so harsh, I had to watch A Dog’s Purpose to cheer up, and I mean the behind-the-scenes footage!”

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First Published: Feb 26, 2017 12:52 IST