Chris Rock wasted no time when he took the stage to host the 88th Academy Awards.
After a montage of great cinematic performances opened up the show, the comedian gleefully noted,
With that, Rock went on to deliver a killer monologue that perfectly explained the top trending topic that has hovered over the awards since the nominees were announced.
Here are 11 quotes that perfectly explain #OscarsSoWhite.
On what the Oscars should also be known as:
On his what his job status would be if it were up to the Academy:
On why outrage over the Oscars and race seems new:
On whether Hollywood is racist:
On the "type" of racist Hollywood is:
On the widely perceived lack of inclusion being nothing new:
On Hollywood's "type" of racist:
On how the Oscars will be "different" this year:
On Jada Pinkett-Smith's boycott of the awards show:
On why boycotting would be a terrible idea:
On what the whole point of #OscarsSoWhite is: