/ 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.
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.