He previously got nominations for The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014 (Best Actor and Best Picture), Blood Diamond in 2007 (Best Actor), The Aviator in 2005 (Best Actor), and What's Eating Gilbert Grape in 1994 ( Best Supporting Actor ).
Rock then questioned why this year was the year everyone made a decision to speak out. Chris Rock, as part of his monologue, flatly said that Hollywood was racist. It is a different type of racist. For people hoping to watch in Ireland, this will mean a late night - with the red carpet starting at midnight with the ceremony starting even later at 1:30am.
Beyond that, the major awards are largely up in the air. Two of the nominees for the 2016 Oscar Best Picture are "The Martian", based on Andy Weir's novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars, and "Mad Max: Fury Road", set in a future dystopia where both water and gasoline are scarce.
One Twitter user wrote: "The thing is who really gave an Oscar worthy performance that was African American/black etc?" "The White BET Awards", with BET referring to the Black Entertainment Television's national awards. In addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Rock said he decided not to boycott the ceremony (as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee did), saying he "thought about it real hard", but "the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart ".
Lights, camera, action-Hollywood's biggest night of the year is finally here! Adam McKay's furious housing crisis dramedy won the top prize from the Producer's Guild of America, which is traditionally the most accurate predictor of what film will win Best Picture .
Lee Roth shoots a selfie in front of the backdrop for the arrivals area for the Oscars in front of the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Los Angeles . According to the head of global markets, media and entertainment at Cognizant, Nirav Patel, "We found that an intense negative sentiment, such as anger, plays a big part in whether a film wins the Oscar ..." The general consensus is that Larson will win easily, and based on her engrossing work, I'm inclined to agree.