And Rock did a taped bit outside a movie theater in Compton, California for what he called a "fresh perspective", interviewing black moviegoers who said they'd never even heard of top-nominated films like " Spotlight ", "Brooklyn", " Trumbo " or " Bridge of Spies ".
Why? "Jada [Pinkett Smith] boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna's panties", Rock said. I wasn't invited. Oh, that's not an invitation I would turn down. There are things that happen in " Star Wars " that are more believable than things that happen in " Rocky ". He went on: "Is Hollywood racist?" Rock's monologue was far from the only time the show pointed out the glaring absence of actors of color.
From his first words to his farewell remarks, he brought it stage front and center, and kept it there. "This year, in the in Memoriam package, it's just going to be black people that were shot by the cops on their way to the movies ... After thanking the movie's cast and crew, DiCaprio, a longtime environmentalist, pointed out that 2015 was the hottest year on record and that filming for the movie had to move far south (to the tip of South America) to have snow.
Mr. Iñ á rritu, a native of Mexico, said in his acceptance: "What a great opportunity to our generation to really liberate ourselves from all prejudice and. Adam McKay and Charles Randolph took best adapted screenplay for their self-described "trauma-dy" about the mortgage meltdown of 2008, "The Big Short".
Last year, Inarritu took home the best director Oscar for " Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" and his film also won the best picture award. "The Revenant's" Emmanuel Lubezki won for cinematography . Leonardo finally delivers a Best Actor speech. Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and the Weeknd will perform their best song nominees.
Smith won the best original song Oscar for " Writing's on the Wall " from the James Bond movie " Spectre " and he dedicated his first Academy Award to the LGBT community. The diversity issue wasn't limited to Rock's opening monologue. "If you want black people every year at the Oscars, just have black categories like best black friend".