Neil Patrick Harris has started the 87th Academy Awards as he clearly intends to go on.
Taking to the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the Gone Girl actor opened the ceremony by slating the vast majority of the ceremony’s attendees.
Harris has touched a nerve on what has become one of the most talked about issues of this year’s Oscars.
The 87th Academy Awards have been called the “whitest Oscars” since 1998 after the Academy failed to nominate a single black or Asian actor in its four acting categories.
Of the 6,000 people who get to vote in the Oscars judging panel, 93 per cent are white, 70 per cent are male and the average age is 63.
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