The Oscars came and went with host Chris Rock predictably going after the low hanging fruit on racism in Hollywood, but other notable moments included Ryan Seacrest’s awkward reunion with Sacha Baron Cohen and Stacey Dash being used by Rock as a weird prop on stage.
Seacrest has a history with Sacha Baron Cohen.
Last night as Seacrest was interviewing Oscar nominee Lady Gaga Sacha Baron Cohen put his hand on Ryan’s back to say hello and Seacrest was visibly unnerved.
Ryan was clearly anxious when Sacha came over as it was only three years ago that he covered he presenter in fake funeral ashes at while in character as The Dictator.
Cohen said: “Just want to give you a hug. The suit’s looking good.”
“Hi Lady Gaga,” he added.
Seacrest says: “What’s in his hands? Check his hands”.
Cohen changed into his alter ego character Ali G for an award presentation with Vinyl star Olivia Wilde.
He did his Ali G bit saying he was “just another token black presenter.”
“How come there is no Okras for them really hard working tiny yellow people with no dongs? You know, Minions…But I is here representing all those who’ve been overlooked…Will Smith, Idris Elbow and the amazing black bloke from Star Wars, Darth Vader.”
Meanwhile, Rock quipped blacks in the last century had little time to care about the Oscars “when your grandmother is swinging from a tree”.
John legend’s wife Chrissy Teigen reacting to Stacey Dash:
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Rock also took a shot at Gotham star Jada Pinkett Smith, who led the call for a boycott of the Oscars. “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties,” Rock said.
More cracks from Rock included: ““Damn right Hollywood is racist. Hollywood is sorority racist…But things are changing.”
“This year, the In Memoriam package is just going to be black people who were shot by cops on their way to the movies.”
Oscars 2016 – Winners
- Best picture: Spotlight
- Best actor in a leading role: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
- Best actress in a leading role: Brie Larson (Room)
- Best actor in a supporting role: Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)
- Best actress in a supporting role: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
- Best director: Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
- Best original score: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)
- Best original screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)
- Best adapted screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short)
- Best animated feature: Inside Out
- Best documentary feature: Amy
- Best original song: Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes, Writing’s On The Wall (Spectre)
- Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)
- Production design: Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Film editing: Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Visual effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett (Ex Machina)
- Costume design: Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Make-up: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Sound editing: Mark Mangini and David White (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Sound mixing: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo (Mad Max: Fury Road)
- Foreign language film: Son Of Saul
- Animated short: Bear Story
- Documentary short: A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness
- Live action short: Stutterer