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Late-night hosts across the dial took a quick break from their Trump material to discuss Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards. 

Jimmy Kimmel recapped hosting the “monster production,” on Monday’s episode of his show, and revealed a few behind-the-scenes details, like his mom making glitter-covered, Oscars-shaped cookies, then “smuggled them into the show,” Kimmel said, adding that she passed them out to various guests.

“She gave Steven Spielberg a cookie and he ate it, which really just goes to show, even when you’re 50 years old and hosting the Academy Awards, you can still be embarrassed by mommy,” Kimmel quipped. 

Kimmel followed up with more shots at the president the following night. Early Tuesday, Trump tweeted of the March 4 ceremony, “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!”

Soon after, Kimmel responded on Twitter, “Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY.”

On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, Kimmel said he got the last laugh, since, “My tweet [responding to Trump] got twice as many likes as his tweet.”

“I know that’s the thing that will get under his orange skin,” Kimmel joked.

Over on CBS’ Late Show, Stephen Colbert gave Kimmel his “theoretical congratulations,” since he admitted he wasn’t able to watch or attend the Oscars, and added that he was disappointed Greta Gerwig didn’t win for her directorial debut. Colbert also pointed out the gender disparities among those who did score an Oscar. “Of the 24 awards, women only won six,” Colbert said. “I mean, what happened? Did the women blow all their lady points on the first female Colonel Sanders this year?”

Later on The Late Late Show, James Corden also relayed his congratulations to not only the host, but The Shape of Water‘s Guillermo del Toro for his best director and best picture wins. Corden also addressed a popular subject among the late-night hosts — Frances McDormand’s Oscar being stolen.

“The thief was stopped by Wolfgang Puck’s photographer,” Corden said. “And the weirdest part of this story is that Wolfgang Puck has a photographer.” 

Comedy Central’s Daily Show host Trevor Noah also joked about the stolen Oscar and the man, Terry Bryant, who was allegedly behind it.

“When we said we wanted black people to get more Oscars, this is not what we had in mind,” Noah joked, adding that his favorite moment of the night was Peele’s win for best original screenplay. 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon didn’t dedicate much time to the awards show, though Fallon said its three-and-a-half-hour runtime was “longer than most jobs last in the White House.” 

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