Chris Rock to Host ABC’s Oscar Broadcast Next Year

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This article was originally posted the the San Diego Union-Tribune:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rock is coming back to host the Oscars for a second time.

The show’s producers say the prolific comedian-filmmaker will be at the helm for the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin called Rock “the MVP of the entertainment industry.”

The 50-year-old entertainer, who hosted the 77th Oscars in 2005, posted a photo of himself with an Oscar statuette on Twitter Wednesday with the caption, “Look who’s back.”

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