Chris Rock to Be Host of Academy Awards

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Chris Rock to Be Host of Academy Awards
    By ANTHONY BREZNICAN, AP


    LOS ANGELES (Oct. 14) - The Oscars have a piece of the Rock. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced Chris Rock will host the next Academy Awards telecast.

    Rock, who's been in the films "Head of State" and "Dogma," is best known for his standup comedy specials "Bigger & Blacker," "Bring the Pain" and "Never Scared."

    Rock, 39, has previously hosted the MTV's Movie Awards.

    "I am a huge fan of Chris Rock," said Gil Cates, the producer of the Oscars telecast. "He always makes me laugh and he always has something interesting to say. Chris represents the best of the new generation of comics. Having him host the Oscars is terrific."

    The one-time "Saturday Night Live" regular has won three Emmys for his TV programs and two Grammys for his comedy albums. Rock currently is shooting a remake of "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler and recently provided the voice of the zebra in the animated feature "Madagascar," both to be released in May 2005. His other film credits include "Pootie Tang," "Bad Company," "Down to Earth" and "Nurse Betty."

    The 77th Academy Awards telecast is set for Feb. 27.
     
  2. virividox macrumors 601

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    hes funny but a little to slapstick i think; if he starts cursing a lot i think many people watching will get turned off
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    He's a good comedian, so we will just have to wait and see. Since the Super Bowl fiasco they now have the six second delay, so that should prevent any problems.
     
  4. FelixDerKater macrumors 68000

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    That's insane. He's funny, but terribly foul at the same time.
     
  5. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    Considering what seeps out of Hollywood these days, that should make him fit the Oscars perfectly.
     

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