TORONTO – Comedian and actor Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars for the second time, the Academy announced Wednesday.
Rock, 50, will take to the stage on Feb. 28, 2016 as host of the 88th Academy Awards. Rock previously hosted in 2005.
Rock tweeted “Look who’s back, #Oscars.”
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— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) October 21, 2015
“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin in a statement. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”
In the statement, Rock said: “It’s great to be back.”
Celebrities took to 老域名怎么购买 to congratulate Rock, including last year’s Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris.
Take a look:
Chris Rock is hosting the #Oscars. Brilliant choice. He’ll be awesome.
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 21, 2015
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— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) October 21, 2015
@chrisrock This is best Oscar news in a long time…
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 21, 2015
#Oscars Chris Rock to host! This is excellent! Congrats to the Academy and congrats to Chris. Everybody Loves Chris.
— Fred Willard (@Fred_Willard) October 21, 2015