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Oscars 2016: the Oscars celebrated Black History Month by honoring a white guy

The running theme of the 2016 Oscars was the awards show's extreme lack of diversity. Chris Rock addressed the topic in his opening monologue, and a satirical clip later spoofed the all-white acting nominees by inserting black actors into Joy, The Martian, The Danish Girl, and The Revenant.

The critical commentary continued in a special "Black History Month" segment narrated by Angela Bassett, as Bassett teased a prolific actor-musician-pioneer who's worked on a variety of projects, from Shark Tale to Enemy of the State.

But the honoree in question might surprise you.