Chris Rock Confirmed As Host Of Big Awards Show

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Chris Rock was announced as the host for the 2016 Oscars Wednesday.

“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, producers, said in a statement on the Oscars website.

“Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

Rock said he’s glad to be back to host the show for a second time.

The Academy Awards will take place Feb. 28. (RELATED: Actor Is NOT Sorry For His Joke About J. Lo’s ‘Golden Globes’)