Chris Rock stuns at the Oscars

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Chris Rock who was hosting the Academy Awards on Feb. 28. may have been the hardest show to host because of the controversial #OscarsSoWhite movement. As an African American, he faced a lot of pressure to refuse to host the predominantly white awards show, but he made the most of his stint as host.

Chris managed to be funny and lighthearted while being political and hard-hitting at the same time. Chris addressed the issue of the nominees lacking diversity by making fun of the films and the Academy.He also went after the actors likeWill and Jada Smith who boycotted the show because they weren’t nominated.

His much anticipated monologue clearly took a lot of work but it definitely paid off. Fans and stars alike loved the topical speech. Several former hosts, fellow African American celebrities and other comedians shared their support on social media before, during, and after the show.

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