Chris Rock skewers Hollywood, but the Oscars were still a rough night for diversity
February 29, 2016 - Uncategorized
In terms of diversity, this year’s Oscars was a night of historic highs — and embarrassing lows.
Chris Rock’s monologue stole the night, while Alejandro González Iñárritu made history with another Best Director win. But the show wasn’t without its cringeworthy moments.
Rock opened the show with a powerful monologue, rising to the occasion that the #OscarsSoWhite campaign demanded. He stepped up to the plate, immediately skewering the Academy for its lack of nonwhite nominees.
“You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job,” Rock joked. “Y’all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.” Read more…