Thank you to the Academy. On why he didn't join the boycott: "So I thought about quitting, I thought about it real hard, but I realised they're going to have the Oscars anyway; they're not going to cancel because I quit". But it ain't that racist that you've grown accustomed to. "I think it was more just this idea how he was treating Hollywood of being so racist because black people hadn't been nominated".
Twenty-two years and five Academy Award nominations later, Leonardo DiCaprio is finally an Oscar victor thanks to his impressive turn in The Revenant. She said Rock returned to the theme of racism in ways that worked and some that did not - citing the evenings "oddest moment" as his introduction of Stacey Dash as "the academy's new head of outreach".
After a prolific career, consisting of some of the most-acclaimed movies made in the last decade, Leonardo DiCaprio was recognized at last at The Academy Awards. Rock, who hosted despite calls for him to join a boycott , unleashed a fierce monologue - one he apparently rewrote in the wake of the scandal to hold the Academy's 6,000-plus voting members, overwhelmingly white men, to account.
If an actor has already established a career, as DiCaprio has, argues Frank Pallotta of CNN , an Oscar win isn't necessary. On Sunday night, however, while Rock tackled the issue of lack of opportunities among black actors, what shocked the audience were his statements against Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will.
But those changes (which included stripping older, out-of-work members of their voting rights) precipitated a backlash of its own. Do not take this planet for granted. Nominees for Best Picture traded places all evening for the top spot on Google Trends. Foreign Language Film: " Son of Saul ". Pena Nieto also sent tweets late Sunday night congratulating Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki for his third win in a row in that category, an unprecedented feat.
Hosted by Chris Rock and with some of our favourite A-listers in attendance, the Oscars are the awards we all wait for every year. He gave a moving acceptance speech , in which he thanked his loved ones and drew attention to an issue close to his heart, climate change.