Chris Rock to Host the 2016 Academy Awards

October 21, 2015 4:57 PM

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Chris Rock to Host the 2016 Academy Awards

The popular comedian announced on Twitter on Wednesday that he will host the ceremony for a second time. He first emceed in 2005, the year Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" took home the top prize.

Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin called Rock, 50, an "MVP" of the entertainment industry with sterling credentials, including several stand-up specials, movies and his own TV series, "The Chris Rock Show."

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