Chris Rock to host Oscars
Chris Rock announced today that after a decade away, he will be back to host the Oscars next year.
Rock announced via Twitter that he’ll return as host for a second time. He hosted the 77th awards back in 2005.
“I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” Rock said. “It’s great to be back.”
As for The Academy, they seemed pretty excited too.
“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” Academy Awards producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said in a statement. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”
The 88th Academy Awards will be broadcast live February 28th.