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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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