Steve Martin and Chris Rock deliver an opening monologue at the 2020 Academy Awards

If you’ve hosted the Oscars before, and you’re standing onstage again at the beginning of the awards show, but not considered the host, then what is that? “A demotion,” quipped Steve Martin, standing alongside Chris Rock to deliver some opening jokes.

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