Comedian Chris Rock to host 2016 Oscars ceremony

October 21, 2015

Comedian Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars ceremony in February, marking the 2nd time Rock’s hosted Hollywood’s biggest night.


“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, who will produce the live telecast. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

Rock, the stand-up comedian who hosted the 2005 Oscars telecast, said in a statement “It’s great to be back.”

The Oscar ceremony, which celebrates the best films, performances, writers and directors in the movie industry, will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 28.


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