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Chris Rock's Monologue Totally Nails #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 29/02/2016 Bill Bradley

Uh, this just totally Rock'd.

With all the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity at the 2016 Academy Awards, no one was facing more pressure than this year's host, Chris Rock. Some called for him to boycott the show. Instead, Rock promised a #blackout, and dude didn't hold back.

The host got things started by going off-script, commenting on an opening montage filled with nominated movies.

He explained why he didn't boycott the Oscars, aka the "White People's Choice" awards.

He went over the real reason for the controversy ...

... and why the Smiths boycotting the Oscars might not be that big a deal after all:

He called out Hollywood:

And even went beyond #OscarsSoWhite:

Is there an Oscar for best host? If not, the Academy should add that to the list of changes for next year. Then again, in Rock's words, that might not be the best thing:

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