The 44-year-old actor teamed his tuxedo with his famous white wannabe rapper character's sunglasses and hat and addressed the audience about diversity when he stepped out to present the Best Picture Academy Award with Olivia Wilde, who looked on silently as he spoke in support of "all people of all colours".
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.