Harris advised the newly appointed 88th Oscar host is one of the smartest comedians so he can say anything.
Recently Chris Rock was announced as the host of the upcoming 88th Oscars. This will be the second time Chris Rock will host the Oscars. Chris Rock previously hosted the Academy Awards back in 2005.
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In the ten years since Rock last hosted, the Oscars a lot has changed. The Academy Awards are now measured in popularity by headline-provoking social media stunts. The stunts need to be carried out by the hosts.
Last year Neil Patrick Harris also hosted the 87th Oscars. Harris decided to share some advice with Chris Rock about hosting. According to Harris, Chris Rock does not need any social media gimmicks.
Harris believes the 2016 emcee of the Oscars is amazing and Harris is looking forward to the comedian's onstage honesty, according to THR.
According to Harris the most effective hosts are people who know comedy innately. Chris Rock by design is one of the smartest comedians around. So it allows Chris Rock the freedom to say anything and speak his mind.
Another former host Seth McFarlane was also asked if he has any advice for Chris Rock. When Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscar the internet was abuzz with feminist ire in 2013.
So the former host declined to give advice and instead laughed. According to McFarlane there is no way the question won't bite him in the ass.
Can we hope Chris Rock will not need any visual gags or controversial moments for the Oscar rating? Will old school witty humor be enough by the hailed comedian?
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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.