It’s been 10 years since his last hosting gig, but Chris Rock is back!
The comedian announced today that he will be taking up the mantle from 2015’s Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2016 Academy Awards.
The funnyman revealed his good news today on Twitter, when he posted a picture of himself from the 2005 Oscars, along with the caption, “Look who’s back. #Oscars”.
“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said the show's producers, David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”
Chris raised more than a few eyebrows during his original hosting stint, after he stated that a few of the nominated films “sucked”, and told Jude Law that he couldn’t act.
But it seems that Hollywood must have gotten over it.
To celebrate Chris Rock’s return to the Oscars stage, we’ve put together a top ten of our favourite Academy Awards hosts.
Check out who made the cut!
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