Yes, I said it. He continued: "What I'm trying to say is it's not about boycotting everything, we want opportunity. You hear it on the Internet, you hear it from other people, and, you know, the truth is, we always strive for the best in what we do", he said.
Best foreign language film: " Son of Saul ", " Mustang ", " A War ", " Embrace of the Serpent ", " Theeb ". Oscars host Chris Rock has been a man of few words leading into tonight's 88th Academy Awards, which may make the actual monologue of the usually motormouthed comedian all the more pointed.
DiCaprio won Best Actor for his role as a 19th-century American frontiersman who is left for dead by his comrades in - The Revenant . "Is Hollywood racist? You're damn right it's racist", he said. Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins the Oscar for her short doc, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness . "This year, in the "In Memoriam" package, it's just going to be black people that were shot on their way to the movies", he said, referring to the customary Oscars tribute ...
That 2015 Neil Patrick Harris hosted Oscars were matched with the 2011 Oscars for the third worst the Academy Awards has done in MM ratings since the last time Rock fronted the gig in 2005 - only 2009's Hugh Jackman-hosted 23.3 and 2008's Jon Stewart-hosted 21.9 were lower.
Times' TV critic. Rock himself showed up as a "black astronaut" whom NASA staffers played by Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig decided against saving, unlike "Martian" protagonist Mark Watney (Matt Damon). We took a look back at Oscar night and highlighted the five best and worst moments. George Miller's post-apocalyptic chase film, "Mad Max: Fury Road", sped away with six awards in technical categories for editing, makeup, production design , sound editing , sound mixing and costume design .
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".