Chris Rock Oscars Monologue: The Best Jokes!

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So... how did he do?

Chris Rock didn't just host the 2016 Academy Awards. He hosted the 2016 Academy Awards under the umbrella of controversy over no African-Americans receiving any acting nominations.

Clearly, the beloved comic was going to comment on this issue during his monologue.

And comment he did! Here's a look at Rock's most pointed digs and jokes from the 88th annual Oscars:

1. Starting Out Slow:

Starting Out Slow:
You realize, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job!

2. On Why He Didn't Quit as Host:

On Why He Didn't Quit as Host:
The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart!

3. On Why Blacks Didn't Care When They Weren't Nominated in the 1960s:

On Why Blacks Didn't Care When They Weren't Nominated in the 1960s:
They were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won Best Cinematographer. When your grandmother's swinging from a tree, it's really hard to care about Best Documentary Foreign - Short.

4. On Jada Pinkett-Smith Boycotting the Ceremony:

On Jada Pinkett-Smith Boycotting the Ceremony:
Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties — I wasn’t invited!

5. On Why Only Women Get Asked What They're Wearing:

On Why Only Women Get Asked What They're Wearing:
Because men all dress the same. Rock quipped: "If George Clooney showed up with a lime green tux on and a swan coming out his ass, somebody would ask, 'What're you wearing, George?"

6. On Real Problems Facing African-Americans:

On Real Problems Facing African-Americans:
This year on the In Memoriam package, it's just gonna be black people shot by the cops on their way to the movies.

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