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In 1988, Eddie Murphy Nailed the Oscars and Hollywood for Their Racism—and Still Made People Laugh

In a “nervously laughing as I look at my shoes” kinda way.

In 1988, Eddie Murphy Nailed the Oscars and Hollywood for Their Racism—and Still Made People Laugh

The biggest news surrounding the 2016 announcement of the Oscar nominees was that … surprise, there were no people of color nominated in the main categories. The two movies that are largely about African-Americans and did get nominations—Creed and Straight Outta Compton—received those for … drumroll, please ... white folks.

Flashback to 1988, when Eddie Murphy presented the award for Best Picture at the 60th ​Academy Awards and had a little something to say about the same phenomenon:


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