Comedian Chris Rock will host the 2016 Oscars, which is due to air in Hollywood on February 28. This will be the second time Rock has hosted the Oscars, he last hosted the Oscars back in 2005 where he irked a few people. Will there be some awkward jokes directed toward the celebrities in the audience, knowing Rock and judging from his last performance probably.
Rock tweeted the news about being asked to come back to host the Oscars on Wednesday he tweeted, “Look who’s back.” #Oscars with a picture of him posing with an Oscar. Although many will look forward to Rocks comedic style Jude Law may not. Rock made at least one joke at Law’s expense back in 2005.
Rock who also acts, writes and directs has never taken an Oscar home himself. Rock has won numerous awards for his work over the years including an Emmy for Chris Rock: Kill the messenger.
The Oscars ratings were down 16% compared to 2014 proving the lowest viewership in six-years. It’s difficult to indicate whether the ratings will go up for Rock but there is a huge population of African Americans that watch the Oscars and were put off this year by lack of diversity in Oscar winners. Rock said when asked about the Oscars, ’I’m glad to be hosting the Oscars, it’s great to be back.”