10 Times the Academy's Diversity Problem Took a Front-Row Seat at This Year's Oscars
Going into this year's Oscars, host Chris Rock had his work cut out for him. It's 2016 — in case you forgot — and the shocking lack of diversity in the list of nominees was thus potently highlighted like never before. The backlash was fierce — many celebrities, like Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, called for a boycott. Even more stars weighed in with their thoughts on the issue. On Sunday, the Oscars took over LA, so how did the ceremony call attention to this overt whiteness? We've rounded up everything from Chris Rock's bits to quotes from the press room, so read on to see how the whole ordeal made its way into the spotlight.