Watch Angela Bassett Pay Tribute to an Unexpected 'Groundbreaking' Star in Oscars Black History Month Sketch
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"Hello, I'm Angela Bassett," the actress said. "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has long acknowledged people of color, and tonight, we honor someone who has shattered barriers with his groundbreaking performances."
She continued, "Whether in serious dramas like Enemy of the State or whimsical animated productions like Shark Tale, or as part of an iconic musical duo when he was a fresher talent."
"This man has long been an inspiration to his people," she proclaimed. "You can call him: actor, producer, comedian, musician but we simply call him Jack Black."
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"Is it burning cross racist? No … It's a different type of racist," Rock joked during the lengthy speech, adding, "Hollywood is sorority racist. 'We like you Rhonda, but you're not a Kappa.' "