Chris Rock to host 88th Oscars

Oct 21, 2015 by Ian Evans

Chris Rock, who last hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005, is returning to the stage as the emcee of the 88th edition of the Oscars®.

Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said, “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 added, “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars. It’s great to be back.”

The 88th Annual Academy Awards will air around the world on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.

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