Chris Rock posts cryptic 'blackout' tweet ahead of the Oscars

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Chris Rock took to Twitter early Friday morning ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards to tease what we can expect from his high-profile hosting gig.

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"See you Sunday..." the comedian posted along with the hashtags #blackout and #oscars. He also posted a 15-second clip of television static along with the message. It's unclear exactly what he means, though one can easily guess what he's getting at.

The message comes after weeks of conversation surrounding diversity at the award show, prompted by the fact that all of the acting nominees are white for the second year in a row. Much speculation has arisen around how Rock will tackle the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, but this tweet seems to confirm that the issue will take center stage come Sunday.

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Chris Rock posts cryptic 'blackout' tweet ahead of the Oscars

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Bryan Cranston

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Best Actor

Matt Damon

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Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Best Actor

Michael Fassbender

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Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne

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Best Actress

Cate Blanchette

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Best Actress

Brie Larson

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Best Actress

Jennifer Lawrence

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Best Actress

Charlotte Rampling

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Best Actress

Saoirse Ronan

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