This will be the second time that Chris Rock will host the Oscars as he did so before back in 2005.
It’s official. Chris Rock will be the host of the 88th Oscars taking place in 2016. The latest Oscars development was announced just this morning. The announcement was made and confirmed by the producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin.
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Rock a multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker will be returning to host the 2016 Academy Awards. This will be the second time Rock will host the Oscars. Back in 2005 Rock hosted the Oscars live.
The 2016 Oscars will take place on Sunday, February 28th 2016 on ABC channel. It seems Chris Rock is also ready to return to the Oscar stage. According to Rock he is so glad to be hosting the Oscars. Rock also stated it is great to be back for hosting the Oscars.
According to both Hill and Hudlin, Chris Rock is the true MVP of the entertainment business. Rock has done it all being a comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and even a documentarian.
Hill and Hudlin believe Chris Rock will be a phenomenal Oscar host. Even the President of the Academy Awards Cheryl Boone Isaacs, complemented the choice.
"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!"
According to Isaacs she shares Hill and Hudlin’s excitement in welcoming Chris to the Oscars once again. Isaacs further stated Rock’s comedic voice has really defined a generation. She believes Rock will bring his amazing array of talents to this year’s Oscars.
Similarly the CEO of the Academy Awards Dawn Hudson praised Chris Rock’s talents. According to Hudson, the Oscars host may be known as a stand-up comic but is actually a creative innovator. Huson further exclaimed Rock is unafraid of artistry and they are happy to welcome him 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."
"Chris may be best known as a stand-up comic, but we think of him as a creative innovator in many other ways. He is unafraid in his artistry,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “We couldn’t be happier to welcome him back to the Oscars."
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"Chris Rock is a comedic powerhouse who will bring tremendous energy to the event, and we’re honored to have him," said Paul Lee, President ABC Entertainment Group.The 88th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 5:30 a.m. PT at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.