Emmys 2022: Kenan Thompson jokes about Leonardo DiCaprio's dating life, Oscars slap in his opening monologue

Kenan Thompson made some hilarious jokes about Leonardo DiCaprio's dating and Oscars fiasco in his Emmys monologue.

Updated on Sep 13, 2022 06:56 AM IST  |  49.6K
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Kenan Thompson Emmys 2022

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are underway and the star-studded evening has some of the biggest stars from the Film and Television industry arriving in style to celebrate the best works of the year. The Emmys 2022 have major shows such as Succession, Squid Game and more competing this year with SNL's Kenan Thompson hosting it for the first time. 

The opening monologues of awards shows are often something fans look forward to given how the hosts are known to take funny jabs at not only the entertainment industry but also the actors and all the scandals they have been involved in. At Emmys 2022, Thompson had a rather fun time in his monologue as he kicked it off with a dance to a medley of popular television theme songs while also alluding to the lack of diversity in these shows.

During his monologue, Kenan also joked about Leonardo DiCaprio who has been in the news for his latest breakup with Camila Morrone. While mentioning one of the biggest nominees of the evening, Zendaya, Kenan said, "Zendaya just turned 26 last week. 26 is a weird age in Hollywood. I mean, you’re young enough to play a high school student, but you’re too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio." 

Not only that, the host did not leave a chance to joke about the Oscars incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock's slap. Thompson noted how Regina Hall, who hosted this year’s Oscars ceremony was also in the audience as he said, "Surprised she’s at another award show, girl, you brave" as he joked, in what appeared to be a reference to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. 

ALSO READ: Emmys 2022 Winners List: Matthew Macfayden and Julia Garner win big for Succession and Ozark

Credits: Emmys 2022, Getty Images

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