Tue Feb 28, 2017 06:55AM
US President Donald Trump addresses the annual Governors' Dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, February 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
US President Donald Trump addresses the annual Governors' Dinner at the White House in Washington, DC, February 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

US President Donald Trump, who was the subject of all jokes at the Oscars, has said the awards ceremony was “sad” due to the organizers’ obsession with politics.

“I think they were focused so hard on politics that they didn’t get the act together at the end,” Trump told Breitbart on Monday, referring to a painful blunder at the end of the Sunday show, where the Oscar for best picture was given to the wrong movie. “It was a little sad.”

“It took away from the glamour of the Oscars. It didn’t feel like a very glamorous evening. I’ve been to the Oscars. There was something very special missing, and then to end that way was sad,” Trump added.

This year’s Academy Awards was overshadowed by Trump’s racist and divisive policies including his entry ban against people from seven Muslim countries.

The most notable protest was demonstrated by award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the event over Trump’s policies and was not there to receive his second Oscar for best foreign film, The Salesman.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi celebrates after receiving the award for best screenplay for his film "The Salesman" during the closing ceremony of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 22, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Two prominent Iranian-Americans, Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian space tourist, and Firouz Naderi, a former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA, received the award on his behalf.

Ansari read out the director’s strong message to the convention.

"My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US," the statement said. "Dividing the world into the 'us' and 'our enemies' categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war."

The US State Department congratulated Farhadi in a tweet but removed the post shortly in an apparent attempt to show the administration’s dissatisfaction with the statement.

Trump’s planned wall on the border with Mexico became another point of attack during the night, with Latin American artists urging the White House to scrap the divisive plan altogether.

The new president was frequently mentioned by presenters and the show’s host Jimmy Kimmel, who poked fun at Trump’s “fake news media” comments and taunted him to react on Twitter.

Trump, however, did not respond to Kimmel’s tweets and posted updates about his daily routines instead, keeping with an earlier promise to ignore the show.