Chris Rock Is Hosting The 2016 Oscars, So Get Ready For A Hilarious Night
With four months to go until the 2016 Academy Awards, we already know one person who will be taking the stage. Even though the internet already declared who should host the 2016 Oscars, we have confirmation on who the Academy chose. Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars, he confirmed via Twitter.
This is Rock's second time hosting the prestigious awards ceremony. He first took the stage as host in 2005 at the 77th Academy Awards. Buzzfeed reports that Rock joins Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal as someone who hosted the Oscars more than one time.
The host of the 2015 Academy Awards, How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, was notably charming, but some reviews thought he played it too safe. For his part, Harris told the Huffington Post (via Variety) that he wasn't sure if he'd ever host the Oscars again. “I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it,” he explained. “It’s a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that it’s a delightful balance to do every year or even again.”
While there's still quite some time before the 2016 Oscars air on February 28, you can watch Rock's opening monologue from the 2005 Academy Awards in the video below.