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Chris Rock Will Still Host Oscars & His Monologue Will Address #OscarsSoWhite

Chris Rock Will Still Host Oscars & His Monologue Will Address #OscarsSoWhite

Chris Rock will still host the 2016 Oscars despite calls for him to boycott the event, and his opening monologue will take on #OscarsSoWhite, Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin told Entertainment Tonight.

The 50-year-old actor is rewriting his script after figures like Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith announced they were boycotting the ceremony, Variety reports.

Chris is hard at work. He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room,” Reginald said. “As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, ‘I’m throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.’”

Reginald added, “And, yes, the Academy is ready for him to do that. They’re excited about him doing that. They know that’s what we need. They know that’s what the public wants, and we deliver what the people want.”

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  • Shay M

    So is/was Jada’s argument about diversity or pure bitterness about her hubby not getting an award? big difference cause if he was nominated she wouldn’t have said a word

  • America’s Sweetheart

    I agree with the post below..Jada thought that he should win an Oscar for the movie “Concussion”..He didn’t get the nom..Not because he is black, but because the movie was a stinkfest..His acting was simply bad..I have ALWAYS loved Will Smith, but once I heard his man/wife & then him talk about being owed an award because black people are black, I will not watch the Oscars nor will I ever see another Will Smith movie..These celebs are a bunch of infants that throw a fit when they don’t get what they want..Now it’s all about what color your skin is to them, not how well they act…When the part of Neo in “The Matrix” was offered to Will Smith before Keanu, Will turned it down…Stupid move Will…STFU and go be black….Whatever that means to you…

  • Conte435

    Great 3 hours of unfunny Chris Rock jokes and about all the white people in the room…. I’ll pass… And I think most people will.

  • Conte435

    Boycott their movies, the only thing that hurts these people is their pocket book.

    Johnny Depp this year had a Critic choice & SAG award nomination and he wasn’t nominated for a Oscar … Who does he complain too.

    Will Smith wasn’t nominated for any of the major awards and he’s boycotting because he didn’t his THIRD nomination .

  • 55vineyard

    Every time the Oscars get political, they lose more viewers they cannot afford to lose. As a longtime Oscar watcher, I may very well pass this year.

  • LuciaMai

    Glad I’ve been warned. Probably wasn’t going to watch the oscars anyway. Chris Rock has made it plain, clear, and in public that he will never support whites, will always support blacks, no matter if they are not superior. Rock hates whites. He can pretend to date Katie Holmes if he wants to, but she should watch her back, if she cares. Most of these blacks have clearly stated, out loud, that they will never vote for any white over a black, no matter how deserving. No need for whites to continue to make the effort to judge people based on their qualities when clearly color is all that matters to the blacks.

  • Camila Oliveira

    But isn’t Katie Holmes supposed to be dating Jamie Foxx?

  • Camila Oliveira

    They KNOW the public wants this? Hahaha… I don’t think so. Just look at the comments in the articles where people are whining about the Oscars being racist.

  • Do Tell

    I doubt “Concussion” or Will Smith deserved a nomination this year, but I agree that the Academy needs more diversity besides 90+ percent old, white men. Bring in more women and other minorities especially.

    Since Benicio Del Toro did not get nominated, I only plan to watch Leonardo Dicaprio get his award. If Chris Rock is good, funny and lighthearted (instead of mean), maybe I’ll watch longer.

  • Ariana

    That is Jaime Foxx, not Chris Rock. Cannot stand Rock, the Smiths and their supporters.
    This is a form of racism against whites as Charlotte Rampling said.
    Nobody should get an award for being black. If this is the case, I will boycott Spider-Man, LOTR, Harry Potter, and other future remakes of franchises if they cast blacks as leading roles when they should not be. Why? Because those are roles that should be going to whites but instead will go to undeserving blacks who only got the role since they are black.
    Affirmative Action has been proven to be an epic fail in the post secondary education system and should not be put in awards competition.

  • Ariana

    This is stupid. I feel sorry for the nominees who basically have to listen to this PC BS when they are supposed to be honored for receiving awards.
    I hope that all of this backfires on people like Jada, Will, Spike Lee and other supporters.
    Nominates all whites again next year!

  • Ariana

    Jada is a huge hypocrite big time. I wish she would put this kind of effort into taking care of her spoiled brats rather then her stupid husband not getting an award.

  • Ariana

    Jada is a huge hypocrite big time. I wish she would put this kind of effort into taking care of her spoiled brats rather then her stupid husband not getting an award.

  • Ariana

    Nobody should get an award for being black. If this is the case, I will boycott Spider-Man, LOTR, Harry Potter, and other future remakes of franchises if they cast blacks as leading roles when they should not be. Why? Because those are roles that should be going to whites but instead will go to undeserving blacks who only got the role since they are black.

    Affirmative Action has been proven to be an epic fail in the post secondary education system and should not be put in awards competition.

  • :)

    Can’t wait for the BET awards to have an Asian host next year as well as nominating Hispanics,Asians, Indians, Whites, and all the in betweens for their performances. Oh and Chris needs to be there to make racist jokes…..

  • Shay M

    Right?! She was all smiles at the GG cause Will was what…nominated! I like will smith as an actor, but you can’t compare him to Leo, Fassbender, or Eddie Redamye

  • YouDon’tKnowMe

    Affirmative Action has screwed up education and job standards, now it’s Hollywood’s turn. Chris Rock is SO unfunny and hate-filled. White-bashing does nothing but make the haters look ignorant and petty. Rock on Chris…without most of the people who put money in your pocket.

  • dalovelee

    Chris Rock hosting Oscar = 3 hours of a Black Comedian Ripping into White Hollywood to make them feel guilty.

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