For many people watching the Oscars at home, the main reason to tune in tonight was to see what Chris Rock would do with his opening monologue. And the legendary stand-up comedian did not disappoint.
"I'm here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People's Choice Awards," joked Rock early on in his scathing monologue, in front of the crowd assembled at the Dolby Theatre. "You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't get this job. You'd be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now."
And he didn't stop there, putting this year's diversity controversy into a larger context of Hollywood racism. "You're damn right Hollywood is racist," he said. "Hollywood is sorority racist. It's like, 'We like you Rhonda, but you're not a Kappa.'"