The show was a mix of jokes representing both sides of the argument in #Oscarssowhite. The 51-year-old would take shots at the Will Smith and his wife, Hollywood being racist, and eventually had a segment where black movie-goers were interviewed while being exposed to the name of Oscar nominated films. Most of them had no recollection of the films named.
One of his most notable lines of the night was his opening one.
“Welcome to the Oscars otherwise known as the white people choice awards”.
The Oscars came under fire recently due to its lack of diversity and snubbing of black actors. The prestigious ceremony especially caught attention when Will Smith and his wife Jada commented on the situation.
“Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people, and we are powerful. So let’s let the Academy do them, with all grace and love. And let’s do us, differently.” – Jada Pinkett Smith
Rock would go on to acknowledge the fact that actor Michael B. Jordan should have been a nominee for an award and even closed by inviting anybody to the next BET awards. The Oscars had an 8 year low of 34.3 million viewers at this year’s show.
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