The Oscars Put Black Stars into All the Best Picture Nominees
Chris Rock offered a few examples of some movies that he joked could have benefited from people of color
During the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, the host called for more opportunities for black actors – and showed just how easy it could be.
“If you’re a black actor, just getting an opportunity to be in a movie can be a struggle,” Rock said.
Rock, 50, offered a few examples of how some films might have looked – with the help of some cleverly spliced-together scenes featuring black actors.
Tracy Morgan even gave his take on The Danish Girl, donning a silk nightgown and red lipstick – and eating a danish.
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Rock even took on the role as an astronaut stranded on Mars in The Martian as Kristen Wiig and Jeff Daniels debated spending $2,500 “white dollars” on bringing him back to earth. Ultimately, they decided to go out for a snack and let Rock fend for himself.
The 88th annual Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, are being presented live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.