HOLLYWOOD -- All the talk about the lack of Black nominees, lack of Latino representation and boycotts leading up this year's Oscars made social critic Chris Rock's opening monologue one of the most anticipated moments in the Academy's 88 year history.
Rock wasted no time addressing the elephant in the room opening with, “I'm here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People's Choice Awards.”
Yep, he took it there.
He even addressed the issue of boycotting head on when he asked, “How come it's only unemployed people that tell you to quit something?”
But it wasn't all about social commentary for Rock. He also used his time to help his daughters sell their Girl Scout Cookies, “Reach into your millionaire pockets and I want you to buy some of my daughters' Girl Scout Cookies."
After earning over $65,000, we'd say his daughters did pretty well.
But the sweetest victories of the night were experienced by Mad Max: Fury Road, which came away with six Oscars. The Best Picture nod went to Spotlight and longtime leading man Leonardo DiCaprio finally got that elusive Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.
Now Leo can truly say he’s the king of the world.