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Back to Host the Oscars

11/3/2015, 4:17 p.m.
Chris Rock is coming back to host the Oscars for a second time. Are you ready?
Chris Rock

(AP) - Chris Rock is coming back to host the Oscars for a second time. The prolific comedian-filmmaker will be at the helm for the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Rock is the only non-white Oscar host to helm the show in the past 10 years. The film academy has visibly increased its diversity outreach efforts since it was derided earlier this year for its all-white slate of acting nominees.

Rock recently directed the comedy special "Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo" for HBO. In 2014, he wrote, directed and starred in the feature "Top Five," and in 2009, he produced, wrote and starred in the documentary "Good Hair."