Worth Watching: Chris Rock's Oscars Opening Monologue on Diversity

February 29, 2016
Source: YouTube

Chris Rock's Oscars Opening Monologue

"Otherwise known as the 'White People's Choice Awards.'" Last night's 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood was hosted by comedian/actor/filmmaker Chris Rock (hosting for his second time), which was rather perfect because the Oscars this year were clouded by some controversy surrounding diversity, or the lack there of, considering there were very few minority nominees. "This is the wildest, craziest, Oscars to ever host because you've got all this controversy - no black Oscar nominees," he started out by stating. Rock addresses the diversity issue, as well as being told to boycott, and then speaks about - very simply - what they want. "We want black actors to get the same opportunities - that's it." Watch below.

Thanks to Sky Movies for uploading the full monologue (via The Playlist). See the full list of winners for the 88th Academy Awards here, to go along with Rock's opening monologue for the ceremony. This was one of the wildest and most enjoyable opening monologues in a while, mostly because Chris Rock just lets loose and says what he wants here - almost unscripted, but it can't be. "Things are changing - yeah we've got a black Rocky this year." It's funny that he mentions Paul Giamatti, and Jamie Foxx. "What happened this year? People got mad!" It's great to hear him really talk honestly with everyone about all of this. The rest of the show had some fun moments including the "Deleted Scenes" featuring black actors. What did you think?

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