Oh, Chris Rock. You legend. For the man who has made a career in calling it as he sees it, this was his zenith. A towering brilliant effort that cut directly to the point of cultural misrepresentation at the Academy Awards. While he said it through comedy, which wrung laughter from the crowd, underneath that mirth was vast chair-shifting awkwardness, underpinned by the frozen closeups of notable A-listers.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 29, 2016
Watch the entire opening monologue HERE.