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2 items from 2015


Chris Rock Will Host the 2016 Oscars

21 October 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars for a second time, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today. The 88th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016, on the ABC Television Network. Rock previously hosted the 77th Oscars telecast in 2005. Here's what producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin had to say about the new host in a statement.

"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!"

With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock most recently directed the comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo which premiered this month on HBO. In 2014 he wrote, directed and starred in the critically acclaimed feature Top Five, and in 2009 ventured into the documentary world as a writer, producer and star of Good Hair. »

- MovieWeb

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It’s Official – Chris Rock To Host 88th Academy Awards

21 October 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Chris Rock / 77th Academy Awards (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

This just in from The Academy:

Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars for a second time, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today. The 88th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016, on the ABC Television Network.  Rock previously hosted the 77th Oscars telecast in 2005.

Chris Rock is truly the Mvp of the entertainment industry,” said Hill and Hudlin. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all.  He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

“I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” said Rock. “It’s great to be back.”

“We share David and Reggie’s excitement in welcoming Chris, whose comedic voice has really defined a generation,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “He is certain to bring his amazing array of talents to this year’s show. »

- Michelle McCue

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