Chris Rock Will Host the 2016 Academy Awards

The legendary comedian will return to the spotlight to host for a second time.

Things are just heating up for this year’s Oscar ceremony, and while the nominees won’t be officially announced until January, the first major piece of the puzzle has been laid down—and it’s Osmosis Jones himself, Chris Rock.

Rock, who hosted the ceremony back in 2005, famously pissed off Sean Penn, amongst others, in his first go at Hollywood’s biggest night. To give some perspective, the Best Picture winner that year was (the Always Sunny source material) Million Dollar Baby and, even now, Sean Penn is still pissed off about something. And no, despite Rock’s best efforts, it did not end up being the final Oscar ceremony.

Below, you can watch Rock’s last two appearances at the Oscars, including his “controversial” monologue from 2005. Still waiting on Diddy’s response to the news.



The 88th Academy Awards will air February 28 on ABC.

(via Slate)


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