Comedian Chris Rock hosting the Oscars on Sunday. Rock's razor-sharp monologue skewered sensibilities on all sides of the #OscarsSoWhite debate. Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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For Better Or Worse, Chris Rock Made The Oscars As Black As He Possibly Could

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Garmai Sumo is a nurse featured in the documentary, Body Team 12. In one scene, she shares her religious views: "When they die, the righteous will resurrect on the day of the trumpet. But everyone remain in their grave for now." Body Team 12 hide caption

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Willie Harris and Alex Brown, photographed in Stockton, Calif. Luisa Conlon for StoryCorps hide caption

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For 2 Black Stuntmen Breaking Into Hollywood, 'You Were Subject To Get Hurt'

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'You Bite Off A Little Bit': 'Mad Max' Editor On How To Shape A Film

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"For 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color, to be missed last year is one thing," actor David Oyelowo said Monday. He added, "for that to happen again this year is unforgivable." Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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An optometrist confronts the killers responsible for his brother's death during the 1965 Indonesian genocide in The Look of Silence. Courtesy Drafthouse Films and Participant Media. hide caption

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Actor John Krasinski and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce the nominees for best performance by an actor in a leading role Thursday. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Oscar winners J.K. Simmons (best supporting actor), Patricia Arquette (best supporting actress), Julianne Moore (best actress), and Eddie Redmayne (best actor) pose with their trophies, after an awards show that was heavy on advocacy messages. Jordan Strauss/Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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Michael Keaton is up for an Academy Award for his performance in Birdman. The movie's original score, despite receiving critical acclaim, was declared ineligible for Oscar consideration. Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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In Oscar Nominations For Best Score, Some Hear Sour Notes

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Sloss, pictured here at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, has been a key figure associated with independent films including The Fog of War, Little Miss Sunshine and Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet John Sloss, The Man Behind Some Of Your Favorite Indie Films

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Chuck Workman at his editing station in Beverly Hills in 2010, the last year he created montages for the Oscars. Workman says montages today have a less highly edited style. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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King Of Condensed Films: Meet Chuck Workman, The Oscars' Montage Master

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Historian Peniel Joseph says criticism of the film Selma as historically inaccurate is misguided, and that the movie correctly portrays African-Americans as the drivers of the civil rights movement. Kelvin Ma/Peniel Joseph hide caption

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Ethan Hawke, backstage at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y. Later, he would serenade Ask Me Another's winning contestant. Josh Rogosin/NPR hide caption

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'Act Of Faith': Ethan Hawke Talks 'Boyhood' And Its 12-Year Shoot

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Pharrell Williams, center, performs "Happy" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, with the help of dancers who attend an L.A. high school (they're dressed in pastel colors). John Shearer/John Shearer/Invision/AP hide caption

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