Oscars 2016: 8 Most Shocking Moments at Awards Show

Oscars 2016

The Oscars 2016 already shocked many with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The shock level only got higher as the ceremony went on.

1. Host Chris Rock shocked the audience from the get-go. Rock gave his signature comedic take on the controversy, TV Line reported.

The comedian joked, “You realise, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job!”.

The website highlighted other parts of Rock’s opening monologue.

Rock revealed why he didn’t boycott the event.

“The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart!”

He also commented on Jada Pinkett-Smith, “Jada [Pinkett-Smith] boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties — I wasn’t invited!”

2. Stacey Dash made an unexpected appearance at Oscars 2016

He introduced her as the new director of the minority outreach program. Dash smiled onstage and said, “I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!”

ET Online revealed her appearance drew mixed reactions.


3. Ali G in the house

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen also said his piece on the lack of diversity at Oscars 2016. He presented alongside Olivia Wilde as his character, Ali G, Huffington Post reported.

4. Girl Scout cookie shocker

IBTimes reported a tweet about the most shocking part of Rock’s Girl Scout Cookie bit.

5. Back to back wins for “Mad Max: Fury Road

The Australian film won six Oscars out of a record 10 nominations. Watch the animated acceptance speech for Best Sound Editing by Mark Mangini and David White for the film.

6. Leonardo DiCaprio’s big win for the night

After 20 years and several nominations, DiCaprio finally brought home the Oscar statuette.

IBTimes posted this meme from Somewhat A Lady.

7. Who won?

The Whig noted Patricia Arquette’s announcement of Best Supporting Actor. With two Marks in the running, fans likely got confused, the website said. For a moment, many may have celebrated for Ruffalo. However, the award went to Mark Rylance from “Bridge of Spies”.

8. Alejandro Inarritu’s acceptance speech

The winner for Best Director of “The Revenant” battled the orchestra to finish his speech. Inarritu proceeded to finish, “Let’s make sure that once and for all the color of the skin becomes as irrelevant as the length of the hair.” The Whig noted how the orchestra gave up and fell silent.

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