chris rockLeave it to Chris Rock to not only address the elephant in the room, but to invite it to center stage and put it directly in the spotlight.

The comedian and Saturday Night Live alum opened his second Oscars hosting gig Sunday with a nod to the preponderance of white nominees, a situation known by the Twitter shorthand #Oscarssowhite.

“You realize, if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job!,” he quipped.

Rock stayed true to his take-no-prisoners stand-up style throughout the opener, offering up commentary on police violence and skewering the Hollywood elite for choosing not to show up. (TVLine.com)