Chris Rock‘s opening monologue at the 88th Academy Awards, addressed the elephant in the room – the lack of diversity in nominations that caused #OscarsSoWhite to trend, and celebrity boycotts.
Here were some of the jokes in his opening bit –
“I’m here at the Academy Awards … otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards.”
“You realize if they nominated hosts I wouldn’t even get this job.”
“Jada – isn’t she on a TV show? Jada boycotting Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna‘s panties… I wasn’t invited.”
He also brought up race in other segments of the show, by showing a clip where he interviewed movie-goers in Compton, introducing actor Michael B. Jordan as a ‘should-have-been nominee’, and saying ‘black lives matter’ in his sign off at the end of the night.
So did Chris Rock hit the nail on the head?
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