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Chris Rock to host the Oscars next year

It's been 10 years since Chris Rock hosted the Oscars, but the comedian is set to reprise his duties next year.

On Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences confirmed Rock would return to Hollywood's Dolby Theater to host the 88th annual Academy Awards.

The last time Rock hosted (in 2005) Million Dollar Baby took home the biggest award of the night for Best Picture, but it wasn't the last time the comedian delivered laughs on the Oscar stage.

Three years ago, Rock presented the award for Best Animated Feature (Rango), and took the time to deliver a minute and a half worth of material calling out the acting community for whining about how difficult it is to make an animated film.

Prior to Rock's announcement as host, there were reports that the Academy was going to use two hosts for the upcoming award show. While the formula worked in 2010 when Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosted, Anne Hathaway and James Franco's co-hosting duties largely went down as one of the biggest disasters in Oscars history.

A gig, for what it's worth, that Franco and Hathaway still get called out for today.

Next year's Oscars will air on Feb. 28.

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