As part of host Chris Rock’s #OscarsSoWhite-centric series of jokes at the Academy’s expense during the 2016 Oscars, Rock brought out Angela Bassett for a segment entitled “Black History Month Minute” during the ceremony.
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Bassett appeared in a pre-taped segment that seemed to find her leading up to a tribute to Will Smith, who many said was snubbed for Concussion. To that end, she lauded an unnamed actor for his role in the film Enemy of the State, his voice work in Shark Tale, and his “fresh” role in a musical duo.
Except, as with the 2016 best actor nominees, Will Smith got shut out — she was actually paying (joking) homage to Jack Black, who appeared in both films and is part of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D.
Watch the fake-out below.