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Chris Rock Shares Promo for Oscars — AKA 'The White BET Awards'

Chris Rock probably just gave us a sneak peek at his Oscars monologue.

The veteran comedian — who will host cinema’s biggest awards night on Sunday, Feb. 28 (ABC, 7/6c) — tweeted a short promo for the ceremony on Friday, in which Rock details the three biggest reasons to watch the show.

But more notable than the video is Rock’s caption on Twitter: “The #Oscars. The White BET Awards” — a dig at the lack of diversity in the 2016 nominations. (For the second year in a row, everyone recognized in the major acting categories is white.)

Watch the Oscars teaser below, then tell us what you make of Rock’s commentary — and if you hope he offers more of it on Feb. 28.

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14 Comments
  1. Morgan says:

    Lol. Even the BET Awards have been more diverse than the Oscars ever have. And the NAACP Image Awards nominates people of all colors (the nominees are incredibly diverse this year), not just blacks….but don’t tell that to low educated internet trolls looking for a fight.

    • Piers says:

      It isn’t an affirmative action situation. it’s based on merit.

      • John says:

        The fact that you deny racism exists in this case says more about you than it does about them.

      • Yoko says:

        If that was the case, many wouldn’t be nominated. Mad Max?!

      • I know you probably don’t mean it this way but it sounds like you’re saying that for this aforementioned year there haven’t been any worthy performances from people of color. I do agree that just because people of color CAN be invited to the table doesn’t mean they should feel entitled to, or will get a seat at it every time. It was a great year filled with some astounding performances and people are going to get shut out. I know Chris was being funny and I did chuckle but my people need to understand, every perceived slight can’t be made race-based it cheapens the claim when true.

      • Jasesherman@gmail.com says:

        The fact that you think affirmative action doesn’t have merit and that the Oscars are only based on merit means:

        1. You don’t understand how affirmative action works and
        2. You don’t understand how the Oscars work.

      • liame says:

        I love how these people keep saying the same thing about these hollywood award shows, it’s “based on merit”. Hmmm I’m thinking it’s based on the fact that 95% of the voters are white and out of that 95%, guess how many are male? Hey the devils playground will only cater to you if you sell your soul. So many remarkably talented minority actor/actresses are over looked because $#%^# ain’t got time for THAT!

  2. peterwdawson says:

    Kicker is that they can nominate up to 10 films for best picture and only went with 8, skipping over a lot of films, most notably Creed and Straight Outta Compton (which are both up for other awards no less, big ones too). At least with Best Actor and such you can argue there were dozens of good performances this year.

  3. im latino and that is b.s. they nominated the performance of actors not the race the problem is that many minority actors don’t get the parts in hollywood and besides the majority of them are all on TV viola, idris, kerry so they are just winning EMMYS lol

  4. David4 says:

    This is the same group of crazy foreigners that said Crash was best movie. So clearly they are ill.

    • He says:

      Crash was a racially diverse movie agains B Mountain, a white man drama. Was better B Mountain? Yes. But really speaks about a diferentes kind of bias.

  5. Kisha from Houston, TX says:

    In my opinion this was another excellent year for cinema with lots of brilliant performances all around. I get that each year there will be some that are left out but more often than not it seems that it’s the minority films and actors most often overlooked. Personally, I no longer consider the Academy as a reputable authority on film. They have become too biased to be taken seriously.