Chris Rock to host Oscars

Oct 14, 2004 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that Chris Rock will host the 77th Annual Academy Awards® which will be telecast on February 27th, 2005.

“I am a huge fan of Chris Rock,” said Gil Cates, the producer of the Oscars telecast. “He always makes me laugh and he always has something interesting to say. Chris represents the best of the new generation of comics. Having him host the Oscars is terrific.”