Oscars: Chris Rock’s Most Memorable Jokes From Last Time He Hosted

In 2005, he called a eventuality a “Def Oscar Jam.”

Actor and comedian Chris Rock will lapse Feb. 28 for his second time hosting a Oscars.

Rock final hosted a 77th Academy Awards in 2005, when awards favorites enclosed The Aviator, Ray and Million Dollar Baby. This year, however, he’s called a uncover “the white BET awards,” after all 4 behaving categories shutting out all non-white actors from a race, spurring a #OscarsSoWhite boycott.

The year Rock hosted, however, dual of a 4 behaving awards went to African-American performers. Jamie Foxx took home a best actor curtsy for his purpose in Ray, and Morgan Freeman won best ancillary actor for Million Dollar Baby. So with this year’s list of nominees, his hosting competence feel a bit different, as Rock is not a comedian to lift punches.

In 2005, he kicked off his digression with a criticism about a black nominees that year. “It’s a good night tonight, we have 4 black nominees tonight,” he said. “It’s kind of like a Def Oscar Jam.”

In that monologue, he took shots during Jude Law, Tobey Maguire, Nicole Kidman, Michael Moore and of course, George W. Bush. Below are a few of a some-more noted jabs.

Jude Law, Tobey Maguire:
“Clint Eastwood is a star, okay? Tobey Maguire is usually a child in tights. You wish Tom Cruise and all we can get is Jude Law? Who is Jude Law? Why is he in each film we have seen a final 4 years? He’s in everything.” Law was inclusive that year, with roles in The Aviator, Cold Mountain, we Heart Huckabees and Alfie. “He’s in everything. He’s gay, he’s straight, he’s American, he’s British – subsequent year, he’s personification Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a movie.” Sean Penn, presenting after that night, even finished a indicate to respond to Rock, fortifying Law and his work.

Nicole Kidman:
“There’s no behaving during a Oscars,” Rock said. “The usually behaving we ever see during a Oscars is when people act like they’re not insane they lost. we remember one year when Halle Berry won a Oscar, Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide, she should have won an Emmy during a Oscars for her good performance.” Kidman was nominated that year for Moulin Rouge and mislaid to Berry in Monster’s Ball.

Michael Moore:
Rock commended documentarian Michael Moore for Fahrenheit 9/11, his takedown of a Bush administration, before holding a discerning strike during a filmmaker for his appearance. “Michael Moore did not get nominated for an Oscar. Right now, Michael Moore’s going, ‘I should have usually finished Supersize Me. I’ve finished a research!’”

George W. Bush:
Rock’s Fahrenheit 9/11 element didn’t stop there. “I consider Bush did some things this year nobody in this room could do,” he said. The Oscars aired usually months after Bush won re-election. “Bush fundamentally reapplied for his pursuit this year. Now, could we suppose requesting for a job, and while you’re requesting for that job, there’s a film in each museum in a nation that shows how most we siphon during that job? It’d be tough to get hired, wouldn’t it?”

“When Bush got into bureau they had a over-abundance of money. Now there’s a $70 trillion deficit. Now, usually suppose we worked during a Gap. You’re shutting out your register and it’s $70 trillion short. The normal chairman would get in difficulty for something like that, right? Not Bush, no. Then he started a war!”

Every Nominated Movie:
Later in a night, Rock aired an off-site bit where he interviewed film fans about a genuine cinema they went to see that year. “You mostly hear that Hollywood is out of hold with a rest of a country,” he said, introducing a video. “So we motionless to get out of Hollywood and speak to unchanging people about a movies.”

Rock asked black moviegoers during a Magic Johnson film museum what cinema they had enjoyed that year – not a singular Oscar hopeful was among them. But White Chicks was a large favorite.