Rock returned from a commercial break with, "And we're black-I mean 'back'". "This year in particular I was overwhelmed by the support from fans and people in the industry", he said backstage at the ceremony, shortly after winning his best actor Oscar for The Revenant.
But years later after he became a bona fide movie star with " Titanic ", my mom said ever since that episode of "Growing Pains" we watched in L.A., she always knew he was going to be a big star . His acceptance speech for best actor might've been worth the wait. Chris Rock introduced a humorous montage of nominated movies. The routine was followed with a video bit in which black actors took roles in films that had been nominated for Oscars , including Whoopi Goldberg in "Joy" ...
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Rock also had some more lighthearted material, including a bit in which he brought out his daughter to sell Girl Scout cookies. "Too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer [sic]". "In the In Memoriam package, it's just going to be black people shot by the cops on the way to the movies". "It's not about boycotting". And "In Memoriam", the yearly film of people who had passed away in the previous year, would get an addition, Rock said.
Leonardo DiCaprio, a long-time environmental campaigner, used his much-awaited first Oscar for survival epic "The Revenant " to raise the issue that is very close to his heart. It is happening right now. Cape Town - There were collective sighs of relief and joy as Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar, despite five previous nominations - yet you couldn't help but feel the deep concern during his acceptance speech in which he advocated for climate change.
With deft timing and an impactful blend of humor and searing commentary, host Chris Rock took the bull by the horns at the Oscars, attacking the diversity crisis roiling the industry and not letting go all night long. "Let's not take this planet for granted - I do not take this night for granted". "We want black actors to get the same opportunities". There were few surprises, but the supporting actor win for Mark Rylance drew gasps.