Oscars 2020: Steve Martin and Chris Rock’s best jokes from the show open

The Oscars went hostless this year, but former hosts Steve Martin and Chris Rock warmed up the audience with a hilarious opening, lampooning this year’s lack of diverse nominees, the Iowa caucus debacle, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

“We have both hosted the Oscars before and this is such an incredible demotion,” Martin opened.

“They decided to go hostless this year,” Rock replied.

“Why is that,” Martin asked.

“Twitter!” Rock declared, a veiled reference to Kevin Hart dropping out last year due to his previous homophobic social media posts.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Billy Porter attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Florence Pugh attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Margot Robbie attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US actor Joaquin Phoenix arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Adam Driver and Joanne Tucker attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US-Irish actress Saoirse Ronan arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
US-Israeli actress Natalie Portman arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Brad Pitt attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Charlize Theron attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Rita Wilson attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
British actress Cynthia Erivo arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Tom Hanks attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Writer-director Quentin Tarantino attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US actress Rooney Mara arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Léa Seydoux attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Scarlett Johansson attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Gal Gadot attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Kristen Wiig attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Filmmaker Greta Gerwig attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Penélope Cruz attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Geena Davis attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Maya Rudolph attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Molly Sims attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Vanessa Nadal and Lin-Manuel Miranda attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Salma Hayek Pinault attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sandra Oh attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Rebel Wilson attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
US actress Laura Dern and mom actress Diane Ladd arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Caitriona Balfe attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Mindy Kaling attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
English actor and TV host James Corden (L) and wife Julia Carey arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Robert De Niro and Al Pacino attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Al Pacino attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Ryan Piers Williams and America Ferrera attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
US actress Regina King arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Idina Menzel attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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US actress Kelly Ripa arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
British actor Roman Griffin Davis (L) and British actor Archie Yates (R) arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Beanie Feldstein attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Billie Eilish attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US actress Kaitlyn Dever arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Alfie Allen attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sigourney Weaver attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Robin Roberts attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Kristin Cavallari attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Bartosz Bielenia, Tomasz Zietek, director Jan Komasa and Eliza Rycembel attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Kathrine Narducci and Stephanie Kurtzuba attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Nominee for Best Film Editing for "Joker" Jeff Groth arrives with a guest for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Polish actors Bartosz Bielenia (L), Tomasz Zietek (2nd L), Polish director Jan Komasa (2nd R) and Polish actress Eliza Rycembel of "Corpus Christi" arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: French director Ladj Ly (4th from right), actors Djibril Zonga (4th from left), Issa Perica (3rd from left), Alexis Manenti (2nd from right) and cast and crew from "Les Miserables" attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Producer Gary Byung-Seok Kam, Hyon Ju Oh, Mina Kim, and director Seung-jun Yi attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Filmmaker Edward Watts and Olivia Scarlett-Watts attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Margaret Qualley attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Songwriter Diane Warren attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Chrissy Metz attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Cinematographer Lawrence Sher and Jessica Sher attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
French director Delphine Girard (L) arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
US actresses Kathrine Narducci (L) and Stephanie Kurtzuba arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
British filmmaker Edward Watts (L) of "Sama" arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Zazie Beetz and David Rysdahl attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Kerri Higuchi and John Cho attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Director Waad Al-Kateab and Dr. Hamza al-Kateab and a guest attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Fatma Al Remaihi attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Michael Strahan, Robin Roberts, and Billy Porter attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Omar Sharif Jr. attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Aurora attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Makup artist Nicki Ledermann (C) and guests attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
US director Marshall Curry and guest arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Filmmaker Jérémy Clapin (L) and a guest attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Actresses who voice the character of Elsa in Disney's Frozen movies arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Tajik director Daria Kashcheeva and guest arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
US actor Wes Studi (R) and wife singer Maura Dhu Studi arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Musician Questlove attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
US composer Joshuah Brian Campbell and guest arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
Best Live Action Short for "Saria" Bryan Buckley and guest arrive for the 92nd annual Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Utkarsh Ambudkar and guest attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
US costume designer for "Joker" Mark Bridges (L) arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Tonya Lewis Lee and filmmaker Spike Lee attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Director Marielle Heller and Jorma Taccone attend 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Chinese film director of "Sister" Siqi Song arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sound artist Tod A. Maitland (L) and a guest attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Egyptian actress Youssra arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Costume designer Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Sibley Scoles attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Nominee for "Brotherhood" Meryam Joobeur and a guest arrive for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Elvira Lind and Oscar Isaac attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Producer Jenno Topping attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Chelsea Winstanley attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2020 -- From L to R Diane Ladd, Laura Dern, Jaya Harper and Ellery Harper arrive for the red carpet of the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Li Ying/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Li Ying via Getty Images)
THE OSCARS® - The 92nd Oscars® broadcasts live on Sunday, Feb. 9,2020 at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. (Rick Rowell via Getty Images) LOIS BURWELL
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Guest and Margot Robbie attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Another joke referenced the “La La Land”/”Moonlight” mix-up from 2017 and this week’s debacle at the Iowa Caucus, where no winner was officially named.

“A couple of years ago there was a big disaster here at the Oscars where they accidentally read out the wrong name. It was nobody’s fault, but they have guaranteed that this will not happen this year. Because the Academy has switched to the new Iowa Caucus app!” Martin declared.

“Mahershala has two Oscars,” Rock said, calling out Mahershala Ali. “You know what that means when the cops pull him over? Nothing.”

Later, he joked, “Cynthia Erivo did so great at hiding black people that the Academy got her to hide all the Black nominees!” Erivo is the only nominee of color this year.

Jeff Bezos was also a target.

“Jeff Bezos’ got cash. When he writes the check, the bank bounces,” Rock said.

“Jeff Bezos is so rich, he got divorced and he’s STILL the richest man in the world. He saw Marriage Story and thought it was a comedy,” he added.

Asked if he would rail Bezos, Martin replied, “No, I like getting my packages on time.”

Aside from the Iowa Caucus joke, the opening remained largely apolitical, with no references to President Donald Trump. 

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