Kathy Griffin spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, and talked something we’ve all been wondering. Will Oscars host Chris Rock be bringing up the #OscarsSoWhite controversy? Kathy tells us a firm yes!
Kathy Griffin, 55, sat down with HollywoodLife.com for an EXCLUSIVE interview before her show on the Carnival Breeze, and dished some details about the 2016 Academy Awards. Kathy’s dear friend, Chris Rock, 51, is hosting the Oscars, and according to Kathy, he’ll “absolutely” be bringing up the #OscarsSoWhite controversy during the awards show. Click through to read the interview!
“From what I understand by talking to [Chris], he is absolutely going to bring up the whole #OscarsSoWhite stuff as much as possible,” Kathy told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY before her performance on the Carnival Breeze. “I mean if you see the BET Awards, he had this running joke that was so funny. He kept going, ‘And we’re black!’ So he knows how to address things with his years of experience, and he is so bright. He is the perfect host!”
We definitely agree that he’s the perfect host, and it’s really great to know that Chris is for sure going to touch on the controversy. Jokes or serious discussion, though? The Academy Awards have been embroiled in controversy ever since nominations came out, when it was revealed that no people of color were nominated for any major roles, save for Alexander Iñárritu for Best Director. The Oscars are so, so white in 2016 — and have been for a long time.
People have wondered if Chris would use his hosting gig to bring that fact up, and it appears that he will. This awards show is going to get very interesting. Kathy gave Chris some advice to make his show even better. “He is the perfect person to the job this year. So I can’t imagine anyone but a person of color hosting, and who is funnier than Chris? Actually I don’t want to say that; there are so many comics that are so brilliant, but Chris has hosted before…he is going to bring to the show what that show needs.”
Kathy was a part of the amazing Carnival LIVE experience that has seen other amazing artists like Journey and Styx perform for their fans in a one of a kind intimate show on the boats of Carnival for what was an unforgettable time! Comedians Chris Tucker and Jim Gaffigan and country star Sam Hunt have just signed on to add to the fun, so make sure you get your tickets now, you will not be disappointed!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised that Chris is going to bring up #OscarsSoWhite while hosting the awards show? Tell us in the comments!