Chris Rock Reportedly in Talks to Host 2016 Oscars

by Alex Ungerman 6:13 PM PDT, October 20, 2015
Playing Chris Rock Reportedly in Talks to Host 2016 Oscars

Will Chris Rock be back to host the Oscars in 2016?

The 50-year-old actor, who last hosted the awards ceremony in 2005, is in talks to host again in 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The ceremony is set to take place on Feb. 28, and is being co-produced by Reginald Hudlin, who worked with Rock on the pilot of his sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris, which ran for four seasons.

Rock joined this season of Empire, and also produced Amy Schumer's HBO stand-up special, which just aired.

The comedian was also in Washington D.C. on Sunday night, to celebrate friend, Eddie Murphy, being awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The actor posted pictures from the night on Instagram, including one, captioned, "Eddie made me laugh tonight."

Eddie made me laugh tonight

A photo posted by Chris Rock (@chrisrock) on

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Would you like to see Rock host the Oscars again?

Rock's rep did not immediately respond to ET's request for comment.