Oscars 2016 host Chris Rock plans to "Blackout" Oscars.
Comedian Chris Rock just tweeted "See you Sunday... #blackout #oscars," accompanied by a video showing TV blackout. "Blackout" can mean several things including getting so drunk to not remember anything the next day.
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In the context of #OscarsSoWhite, blackout could mean something completely different. It could be hint on what Chris Rock is going to say in his Oscars 2016 opening monologue. Chris Rock's opening of the Academy Awards 2016 is must watch TV. It will be the most talked about Oscars monologue in a long time.
Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars for the second time. It has been 11 years, but he will know what jokes will work. When he signed up for the job, the "Oscars so White" was not a hot topic. Rock has reportedly complete reworked his material after the controversy boiled over and several actors announced to boycott the Oscars this year.
The Oscars 2016 will be broadcasted live on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 7pm ET starting with the Oscars Red Carpet coverage. The award ceremony kicks off at 8:30pm ET.
ABC will stream the Oscars 2016 live online, but the feed requires a participating TV provider account and is available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco.
There will be also a behind the scenes live broadcast available in addition to the main broadcast. The Oscars Backstage will be streamed online on the Oscars.com site.
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Find out who is nominated for an Academy Award in the complete Oscars 2016 Nominations List.