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Transcript Of Chris Rock's Oscars Monologue Shows That He Nailed The #OscarsSoWhite Controversy


Oscars host Chris Rock had to meet seriously high expectations for the 88th Academy Awards. For the second year in a row, there were no black actors nominated in any of the major acting categories. As a result, the Internet was really looking forward to Rock roasting the Oscars during his monologue. Transcript of Chris Rock's Oscars monologue shows that he really lived up to everyone's expectations.

Though some people called for Rock to boycott the Oscars along with some other actors of color, Oscar producer Reginald Hudlin told Entertainment Weekly that Rock was not going to quit. Instead, he said that Rock and his writers "locked themselves in a room. As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, ‘I’m throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.'" So, Rock definitely wanted to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, and Hudlin said that the Academy was ready for him to do just that, according to EW:

And, the New York Times transcript of Rock's monologue shows that he didn't let anyone down. Rock did not ignore the white-washing in this year's Oscars, and the Internet was pleased:

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Rock blatantly called out the real problem with diversity in Hollywood: it's a problem that goes way beyond the Oscars, and it will only change when people start seeing black actors as people who can perform roles just as well as someone like Leonardo DiCaprio.