“If all of your friends are white, you are a racist — fix that by Sunday,” the “Late Show” host suggests
Stephen Colbert has been in the entertainment business for quite a while now, so he has some tips for those watching, tweeting and attending Sunday’s Academy Awards.
For starters, if you’re hosting an Oscars viewing party: “Don’t make the same mistakes the Academy did — be sure to have a diverse guest list,” Colbert advised. “If all of your friends are white, you are a racist — fix that by Sunday.”
And for those left off the nominations list for non-racial reasons: “If you’re in the movie business, but were snubbed by the Oscars this year, don’t worry — you still have two days to make the In Memoriam reel,” Colbert quipped. “How bad do you want it?”
Finally, the “Late Show” host suggested that people prep their live tweets in advance, so as to not miss the actual action. Colbert then shared some of his own examples, going back to the lack-of-diversity angle for his final social media post: “Ouch, not a good nice to announce an all-white remake of ‘Amistad.’ #OscarBuzz”
Jon Batiste and Stay Human then played Colbert off, a final nod to Sunday’s film celebration. Watch the video above.
The Academy Awards air Sunday night on ABC. The preshow begins at 7/6c, the actual awards broadcast starts at 8:30 p.m. ET.