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Oscars host Chris Rock: 'Is Hollywood racist? You're damn right Hollywood’s racist'

Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars for the second time tonight, and he used most of his opening monologue to lambast the awards show for its lack of diversity. (This is the second year in a row there is not a single actor of color nominated for an award). He began by giving the Academy Awards the nickname the "White People's Choice Awards," and suggesting the Academy add a category for "Best Black Friend."

"We want black actors to get the same opportunities."

Rock mentioned that Hollywood was a "different kind of racist" than other institutions — one that disguises its racism in niceness and liberalism. "Leo gets a great part every year," he said, "We want black actors to get the same opportunities."

He also mentioned the Oscars boycott, saying, "I thought about quitting real hard, but I realized they're gonna have the Oscars anyway... and the last thing I need to do is lose another job to Kevin Hart."


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