Oscars 2016 – A few notes…

Overall I enjoyed it, primarily because Chris Rock was OFF THE CHAIN!

(1) STILL I didn’t love every single thing that came out of Rock’s mouth – I didn’t appreciate what I perceived to be him minimizing WHY we are pissed off and protesting Oscar representation NOW but I’m not going to condemn him to hell for it. (Transcript)

(2) He made a lot of people uncomfortable – black and white, oh well, that’s what comedians do.

(3) My Fav Moments:

(a) the “Black Actors Get Roles In White Movies” sketch – DEAD!

(b) Those beautiful Girl Scouts on stage and in the audience pushing them cookies – get that money!

88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

(c) VP Joey B and Lady Gaga – powerful!

(d) Bette Midler’s tweet – YOU BETTA SAY IT BETTE!


(e) Rock ended the show giving a shout out to the #BetAwards #BlackLivesMatter and playing #FightThePower #BlackityBlack!

(f) I was running my mouth on FB last night which feeds to my Twitter account, if you are interested in that “in the moment” content click here: https://storify.com/CrescentSpeak/oscars-2016-chris-rock-y-all

It was an interesting show to say the least, you never knew WHAT was coming next. Still, the Academy and the industry as a whole are no where near off the hook #DO #BETTER!

Before I go I have emphasize again how much I LOVED this moment!!



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  1. February 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am Qpac Shakur

    Right….I dvr’d the show and fast-forwarded through practically everything. Somehow, I missed his joke about a ‘lynching’, so I’ll have to watch again for any possible context…..! (I’m not sure why he’d incorporate a lynching joke in ANY context, but I digress….)

    Spot on…..even if you went ‘lite’ on your points of emphasis!!! Those girl scouts were EVERYTHING!!!!


    • February 29, 2016 @ 11:32 am CM

      He mentioned lynching in his opening. It was definitely jarring. Whew!


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