AS Chris Rock took to the Dolby Theatre stage to open the Academy Awards, he held nothing back. Tackling the # OscarsSoWhite controversy – which resulted from the lack of diversity in the acting categories – the comedian delivered everything anyone could’ve hoped for.
Here are some of the best lines from the 10- minute speech:
“I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards. You realise, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job.”
Friends and co- stars dicaprio and Winslet arrive on the red carpet together. They first paired up on the big screen in
and then again in
director Inarritu ( right) and dicaprio hold their Oscars at the end of the awards ceremony. — reuters