After his second consecutive Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel was back at his usual job as ABC late-night night host on Monday — if somewhat sleep deprived.
Having gone to bed at 2 a.m. and been woken up at 7 a.m., Kimmel at least had plenty of sugary treats around to give him an extra boost.
“My mother, unbeknownst to me, spent the weekend making Oscar cookies,” Kimmel said during his opening monologue Monday night. Cookies shaped like the Oscar, no less.
“And she put glitter [on them], I don’t know if it was edible or what. Cookies which she then packed in disposable Tupperware boxes and brought to the show,” he said of his mom, Joan Kimmel.
“So while the Oscar show is going on, my mother is in the audience passing cookies around to various people, including Steven Spielberg,” Kimmel revealed. “She gave Steven Spielberg a cookie. And he ate it.”
Spielberg went on to attend the Governor’s Ball immediately following the Oscars. No word on whether he indulged in a second dessert there, courtesy of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
Mrs. Kimmel’s Oscar baking proved one thing to her son, who said it “really just goes to show you, even when you’re 50 years old and hosting the Academy Awards — you can still be embarrassed by your mommy at work.”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC