Thursday, October 22, 2015
Chris Rock to Host the Oscars
I know that Chris Rock ruffled a lot of feathers when he first hosted the Oscars, but I personally found it hilarious, and his opening monologue is still one of the best in recent memory. Personally, some of those older, conservative voters need their feathers ruffled every once in a while. I am personally thrilled to see a bit of edge being brought to the ceremony. All of this is to say that earlier rumors have been confirmed that Chris Rock, the comedian, whose recent Top Five was a horribly snubbed film by the Academy, is going to host his second Oscar ceremony, the first in a decade. He is an award-winning comedian, one of the best working in stand up, television, and film, and so far the reaction to his announcement has seem to be mostly ecstatic. The 88th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016.