The same could be true for the best director gong, with Inarritu poised to pull off a historic double with year-on-year wins in this category too. It's one of the most emotionally wrenching films I've ever seen, and Larsen never hits a false note, exuding strength and vulnerability in equal measure.
They ask the men more because the men are all wearing the same outfits. Chris Rock had stayed silent throughout the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, but the Academy Awards host wasted no time addressing the elephant in the room tonight. On Jada Pinkett Smith boycotting the show: "Jada got mad". Jamie Foxx was so good in Ray that they went to the hospital and unplugged the real Ray Charles .
He confessed he deliberated over joining the boycott of the Oscars and bowing out as host, but concluded: "The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart". The Times reports Ruffalo told the group, "I'm here to stand with the survivors and the victims and the people we've lost from Catholic priest childhood sex abuse".
We've got a black Rocky this year. Sharpton noted that he expressed dismay at the lack of diversity previous year as well, and also had a meeting with Amy Pascal , then a Sony executive, over an email she wrote that was disclosed during the hack and was viewed as racially insensitive.
He went on to describe Hollywood as "sorority racist", quipping, "we Like you, Rhonda, but you're not a Kappa". Rock pointed out that the absence of nominees from coloured backgrounds was not a new trend and used the early 1960s as an example.
The comedian had been slated to do press in advance of the Oscars, but canceled all interviews amid the outcry over nominations, presumably so that he could use his stage time to express his thoughts on the Academy's tendency to overlook performances and achievements by non-white actors, directors, and screenwriters.