Chris Rock nailed the opening monologue with a skillful mix of social commentary and humour about racism in Hollywood, and issue that has dominated debates this awards season.
"Well, I am here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People Choice Awards. If they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job."
"Is Hollywood racist? You know, you have to go at that the right way. It is a different type of racist. You are damn right Hollywood's racist. Hollywood is sorority racist. But things are changing."
Rock addressed police violence against black community, saying "This year at the Oscars, things are gonna be
a real different. In this year, in the In Memoriam package, it's just gonnna be black people who were shot by cops on the
way to the movies." (Source: Photo by AP)