Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars for the second time ever the Academy confirms. This is following yesterday's speculation that the comedian was in talks for the job. He joins the show's new producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin the latter of whom he became friends with working on the pilot for Everybody Hates Chris. “I’m so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” Rock said in a statement. “It’s great to be back.” The Oscars are set to take place on February 28, 2016. Rock last hosted in 2005.