The Oscars may not have had a host but the ceremony still started off with some memorable moments. Chris Rock and Steve Martin took the stage after Janelle Monae's opening musical number, where they skewered some of the nominated films and those in the audience including Amazon's Jeff Bezos. After calling out Bezos being in the audience, Martin quipped: "Great actor.
He saw Marriage Story and thought it was a comedy. Rock also briefly mentioned the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles before Martin interrupted him to return to lighter topics.
Jeff Bezos a avut parte de un roast inedit la gala premiilor Oscar din acest an.
They also called out the lack of nominated female directors, with Martin saying that something was missing from this year's list of best director nominees. Martin agreed that was it as the audience laughed.
Rock also highlighted the fact that Harriet star Cynthia Erivo is the only black person nominated for an acting award this year. Rock last hosted the show inthe last time the Oscars had an all-white group of acting nominees, causing the hashtag OscarsSoWhite to start trending, and prompting a boycott from stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith.
This year, the Film Academy barely avoided that, with Erivo the lone person of color nominated for an acting award. Setarile tale privind cookie-urile nu permit afisarea continutul din aceasta sectiune.
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