Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on 28 February by immediately and unabashedly confronting the racially charged elephant in the room â€“ the furore over the all-white field of performers nominated for Hollywoods highest honours. In an opening monologue peppered with biting, no-holds-barred commentary about discrimination pervading the film industry, Rock set the stage for a night of running gags that repeatedly returned to themes of racial politics.
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