Oscars 2016: Host Chris Rock Doesn't Hold Back in Opening Monologue

"Is Hollywood racist? ... it's a different type of racist," Rock said.

Before the show began, Rock tweeted, "Cutting the fat off my monologue." Then when he came out, he did not hold back.

The host then said in 88 years of Oscars, there had to be at least "71 other years" there were no black acting nominees.

"It's not fair Will was this good and didn't get nominated. It's also not fair Will was paid $20 million for 'Wild Wild West,'" he said.

"Is Hollywood racist? ... you're damn right," he continued, saying it's a different type of racism. "Hollywood is sorority racist, we like you Rhonda, but you're not a Kappa."

He closed his monologue by saying, "It's not about boycotting anything, we want opportunity. We want the black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors."

The reason for all the suspense was the lack of interviews that Rock, 51, did leading up to the big night. That may or may not have been associated with the controversy over lack of diversity among this year's acting nominees.

Rock teased fans ahead of today's show, tweeting on Friday, "See you Sunday... #blackout #oscars" along with a video of a static-filled screen.