Diversity has been the running theme of Chris Rock’s hosting material during the Academy Awards. To demonstrate how much this year’s nominated films would have benefitted from black actors, he gave us a look at Joy, The Revenant ,and more films featuring guest roles from Whoopi Goldberg, SNL's Leslie Jones, and Tracy Morgan. The bit was worth it just to see Jones maul Leonardo DiCaprio as the bear in The Revenant.
Chris Rock rounded out the clip by playing Matt Damon's character in The Martian — the stranded astronaut Mark Watney. While Rock asked NASA for help getting off Mars, Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig debated whether or not it was worth "spending 2500 white dollars to save one black astronaut." Check out the video in the clip above.
Watch Chris Rock's opening monologue