2016 Oscar Winners and Recap of the Wildest Show in Recent Memory

 

Chris Rock, 2016 Oscars

Anyone who wondered if Chris Rock was going to address the controversy surrounding the lack of minority nominees in his second, turn as Oscar host, had about six seconds to wonder.  Rock, in a monologue so strong that it reminded everyone why he’s the best stand-up comedian today, absolutely blasted the Academy, the boycott, racism in general and did it all in such a wise and hysterical way that I don’t think anyone else could have.  In fact, the first half of the show was pretty much The Chris Rock Variety Show With a Special Focus on Race….and it was (with a few exceptions) pretty brilliant.  Before we get to the actual awards, which were every bit as bizarre as the rest of the night, here’s Rock’s monologue:

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