All Eyes on Chris Rock and 88th Academy Awards

By SURABHI VERMA | 2 years ago
All Eyes on Chris Rock and 88th Academy Awards

The year 2016 is surely going to be a big bewilderment when American actor-producer Chris Rock will be seen on stage, hosting the 88th Academy Awards.

Rock earlier hosted the ceremony in 2005, where he stood outstanding at comedy breaking the contemporary style of hosting. That was also the year when “Million Dollar Baby” won Academy Award for the best picture. The audience kept laughing throughout the show while he sharply stood at his best. The pro comedian has also worked into “Everybody Hates Chris,” mesmerizing the audience by his skills.


The Oscars are known to be one of the high profile celebrations of films and entertainment industry highlighted by much showbiz. It has witnessed big celebrities as hosts who have kept the grandeur of the occasion. Post a sharp decline in ratings by 16% during the 2015 broadcast; ranked the lowest over the past six years, David Hill and Hudlin have been given the charge of producing the entire ceremony in 2016.

“They had already begun discussing potential hosts, looking at the possibilities of a solo performer or a combination of people for the duties.” Hill and Hudlin said in an interview given to Variety.


It has been anticipated that their working together is going to produce certain never seen before results in the Oscars while they have promised to keep the original conventions of the show. Last year’s show was hosted by actor-comedian Neil Patrick Harris.

Chris Rock has gathered accolades from critics for his one-on-one questioning. The ceremony will take place on Feb. 28th, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. A decade has passed since the comedian first took onto the stage, a lot has transformed since then. It will be fascinating to see what new the actor brings out this year. After all something as exemplary as Oscars does not happen each day.

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