Awesome: Chris Rock Announced as Host of the 2016 Oscars

The comedian's coming back for his second stint on the Academy stage.

It's hard to believe that it's almost awards season again (we just want to get through Halloween, thanks), and the Oscars are already making headlines. Today, the academy announced that the 2016 show will be hosted by none other than Chris Rock. 

Rock most recently wrapped up directing Amy Schumer's hilarious HBO special, and previously hosted the Oscars in 2005 to, uh, mixed reviews. But then again, we love our Academy Awards with a little bit of controversy and a TON of jokes—so Rock should be perfect.  

The Academy Awards will be airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 28.  

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