After much ado, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the host of the 2016 Oscars: Chris Rock.
It's Rock's second turn taking hosting duties for the prestigious movie awards show; the first time was the 2005 ceremony.
Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced Rock in a press release, singing the comedian's praises.
“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” the suo said. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian – he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”
However, we can't help but remember something else that Hill and Hudlin said, just over a month ago. Weren't there supposed to be two hosts?
“There will be multiple hosts for sure – there will be two,” Hill told Entertainment Weekly. “Two is better than one.”
He had jokes, like having the second host as an emergency backup in case of a medical issue, but that's a pretty big statement to drop and then ignore just a month later.
So is there a second surprise announcement coming our way soon? Who's the other host going to be? Or did Hill and Hudlin have a change of heart?
Whether he's paired up or flying solo, we can't wait to hear what Rock comes up with for the 88th Annual Oscars on February 18, 2016.