Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chris Rock to Present at Oscars

Former Oscar host and Grammy-winning comedian Chris Rock will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 2th, producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.

In 2005 Rock served as host of the 77th Academy Awards. He will be seen next in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "2 Days in New York." Rock recently starred in the Tony-nominated play "Mother F**ker with the Hat," and he lent his voice to the upcoming "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted." His other film credits include "Grown Ups," "Death at a Funeral," "Good Hair," "Bee Movie" and the first two "Madagascar" animated films.

Rock joins the previously announced Oscar presenters, including Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.
In other Oscar news, Sherri Shepherd, Cameron Mathison, Shira Lazar and Jake Whetter are confirmed to host The Oscars Backstage Pass on and the official Oscars app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch during the broadcast. The backstage event includes the use of 20 live cameras on the Red Carpet, backstage at the Kodak Theatre and at the Governor's Ball.
Billy Crystal is this year's Oscar host, in case you haven't heard yet.


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