WATCH: Chris Rock's Oscars Opening Monologue

The comedian addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy head on.
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(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Oscars host Chris Rock hit the ground running during Sunday night's ceremony by addressing the Academy's shameful diversity record head-on during his opening monologue. 

“I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards," he said shortly after taking the stage, and the jokes continued from there. Watch it all for yourself, below: