After rumors swirled earlier this week, it's been confirmed that Chris Rock will host next year's Oscars. The actor/comedian hosted the show in 2005, and he's already familiar with the new producing team, Reginald Hudlin and David Hill. (Hudlin directed the pilot of Rock's old series, Everybody Hates Chris.) "I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars," said Rock. "It's great to be back." Ratings dropped 15 percent with this year's broadcast, which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Hopefully Rock can make the show feel fresh again! Harris has already commented on the news:
Chris Rock is hosting the #Oscars. Brilliant choice. He'll be awesome.— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) October 21, 2015
The Oscars will air February 28, 2016, so mark your calendars now!