Monday, 29 February 2016

Chris Rock opens the Oscars with jibes on the ‘all white’ nomination

While opening the Oscars last night at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, Chris Rock targeted his first jokes on the abundance of white actors in the nomination list of Oscar this year. Rock started by saying;  

 “You realize, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job!” 

* On why he didn’t boycott the Oscars on principle: “The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart!”

* Rock said that other years, black people didn’t protest the Oscars because they were “too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won Best Cinematographer. When your grandmother’s swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about Best Documentary Foreign — Short.”

* “Jada [Pinkett-Smith] boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties — I wasn’t invited!”

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