It would seem that Chris Rock has been selected to host the Academy Awards once again, despite the public and acrimonious slap he received from a fellow actor, Will Smith, at the 2022 ceremony.
The comedian, who is 57 years old, discussed the offer in further detail at one of his stand-up comedy shows that took place over the weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.
He informed the audience that presenting the Oscars again would be like returning to the location of a wrongdoing after it had already been committed.
Rock also made a reference to the O.J. Simpson trial that took place in 1995, in which the former wife’s altered when she realized that she had forgotten a pair of eyeglasses at an Italian restaurant.
To ask Nicole Brown Simpson “to go back to the restaurant,” the comedian said, “would be like asking you to go back to the restaurant.”
Bill Kramer, the recently appointed CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, stated that the organization is “committed to having a host on the show this year” and that they want to “move forward and have an Oscars that celebrates cinema.”
Despite the fact that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has not yet responded to Rock’s quote, Kramer did say that the Academy is “committed to having a host on the show this year.
“That is the main focus of our attention right now.”