Producers of the prestigious awards ceremony stated in a press release – “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry. Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all! He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!“
Rock hosted the 77th Oscar awards in 2005 and didn’t change his confrontational comedic style for the show, poking fun at celebs like Jude Law. While Rock was praised by some critics for being himself, he was also chastised by those who simply couldn’t take the joke(s).
Excited Chris tweeted “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” “It’s great to be back.”
The 88th Academy Awards will be broadcast live from the Hollywood & Highland Centre in Hollywood on Feb. 28th 2016.