I really wish people wouldn't put so much emphasis on race. Like I'm sorry but his whole speech just made me cringe.
@Sergei Nohomo, yeah I think they purposefully laid it on thick and wouldn't shut up about it so people would be tired of hearing it and make it an exhausted topic
@Mrginjaninja , eh, I'm hoping that's what it is. The fact that people got so worked up over something as petty as the Oscars not filling some "put people in just because of their race" quota is just depressing.
@Sergei Nohomo, I agree which is why I think they believed if you just keep talking about it eventually it will be annoying and people will drop it
@Sergei Nohomo, I actually really like Chris's speech. I think he did a good job, with some of the jokes, of showing how stupid this whole controversy has been. Like when he noted that this surely couldn't be the first time there were no black nominees but you didn't hear about it back then because they had real things to protest. I don't know, just my two cents; I enjoyed it.
@Cat Lauer , yeah it had its moments, and I still respect him as a comedian. I just hated how it was all treated like such a huge deal and how this genuinely funny cool guy was bringing up the whole diversity above all mindset.
@Sergei Nohomo, i don't know if someone told you this already. But Chris Rock never said that at the oscars. How could he when the monologue is the beginning of the show and Leo won his Oscar near the end of the show.
@Sergei Nohomo, Oh yeah, I completely agree about how stupid it was for this to even be an issue in the first place. But people will be people and maybe if a respected black comedian came up and talked about how stupid it all was people would finally start to calm down and listen.
@arcadefire, I know this specific quote was never actually said.
@Sergei Nohomo, the first speech wasn't so bad but by the end I was a bit overwhelmed by it, the point had already been made and it came up so. Many. Times.
@obijuankenobi, personally I think that people need to stop talking so much and actually do something if it's really so bad.
@Sergei Nohomo, I was getting pretty pissed actually. Everyone was acting as if a 'black movie' has never been nominated. *checks previous wins and nominations. There's Selma and 12 Years a Slave, which won the damn Oscar!
@Friendly Mushroom, people are just salty bitches.
/sarcasm Would be anarchy for people to be nominated, promoted, accepted, etc. based on their merits instead of their skin color. /endsarcasm
@PeanutButterPopsicle, white people arent good enough for awards anyways. What have we ever done?
@Pouldershads, i swear i used html code for elements on that. They dissapeared somehow maybe html code works here
@Pouldershads, I have no idea what that means.
@PeanutButterPopsicle, i tried to make my comment look cool but the app didnt accept a fiew of my inputs
Maybe if the "black actors" had actually done an Oscar worthy performance, they would've been nominated. Is it just because they're black that they should be treated easier and have a designated spot, just because the color of their skin? No. That's not how awards are given. That whole thing was CRINGE worthy.
@Meat In Motion, Exactly. And don't forget last year Common (and I forget the other black songwriter's name) won an Oscar for best original song, the year before that Lupita Nyongo won Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave and the black director of that film took home the Best Picture Oscar. And this marks the third year in a row a Latino has won Best Director.
But nah, just because this year and last year there weren't any black actors nominated for best actor/supporting actor The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now some horrible racist institution that needs to be changed and shove all this "lack of diversity" bs in our faces. Man, those people calling it racist seriously need to get their heads out of their asses
@Sexy Homunculus, thank you for being a knowledgeable human being. I FELT LIKE I WAS TAKING CRAZY PILLS!
@Meat In Motion, Exactky. And that's not to say that there weren't any black actors that deserved an award, it's just that they were others who did performances that were better and deserved the spot more. Thing is, this new wave of #oscarssowhite crap started because Will Smith's wife had a little tantrum because her husband wasn't nominated.
@Meat In Motion, I agree that unworthy actors should not be nominated just because of race or what have you. All awards should considered on merit alone if at all. That however does not address that fact that Hollywood consistently hires "White" actors to play the roles of "minority" characters. If you would like a current example look no further than "Gods of Egypt", "Exodus: Gods and Kings", "Prince of Persia", "Aloha", or the shjtstain that was "The Last Airbender" to name only a few.
@OutlawOwl, Rachel McAddams, Eddie Redmayne, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bryan Cranston. Didn't deserve nominations this year. nor did Will Smith btw. But they all got in over Idris Elba, Charlize Theron (mad max) and a lot of other actors (of any race) who did way better work but were ignored because their movies were too small or wouldn't bring in ratings for the show. Which is ultimately their goal and what keeps money in their pockets 🤓
Thank god, we dodged a lasting meme here
Thanks Ben Carson
@Tiny Tina, thank you Herman Cain
@Los Marco Polo , Thanks Obama.
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Chris Rock didn't say that. And if he did it wasn't at the Oscars.
" Oscars - Whiter than a Democratic Presidential Candidate "