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:
Starting Out Slow:
You realize, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job!
On Why He Didn't Quit as Host:
The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart!
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.
On Jada Pinkett-Smith Boycotting the Ceremony:
Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties — I wasn’t invited!
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?"
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.