It’s official. Chris Rock is hosting the 2016 Academy Awards! Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin confirmed the news today.
“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said Hill and Hudlin. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”
Rock hosted the 2005 telecast and is excited to get the chance to do it again. “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” said Rock. “It’s great to be back.”
“We share David and Reggie’s excitement in welcoming Chris, whose comedic voice has really defined a generation,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “He is certain to bring his amazing array of talents to this year’s show.”
The 2016 Academy Awards will be broadcast live on February 28 on ABC.
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