Comedian Chris Rock Will Not Be Turning Down The Opportunity To Host At The Oscars !
|Chris Rock Will Be Hosting The Oscars|
Academy Awards producer Reginald Hudlin confirmed Rock is not canceling as host.
Reginald and his writing staff are throwing out what they had scripted and redoing it, in light of the all-white acting class, calls for boycotts or announcements of planned no-shows and then the Academy’s efforts to expand, diversify and freshen voting members.
Chris is hard at work,” Hudlin said. “He and his writing staff locked themselves in a room.
As things got a little provocative and exciting, he said, ‘I’m throwing out the show I wrote and writing a new show.’”
In the last week, several Hollywood stars have declared they will not participate in the ceremony due to the dearth of nominees who are people of color.
|Chris Rock (Oscars 2005)|
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith said they planned to stay away from the show, while Spike Lee has said he will attend an NBA game instead.
Others have weighed in on the nominations, including as Rashida Jones, Straight Outta Compton producer Will Packer, and actor Don Cheadle, who tweeted at Rock saying he’d be “parking cars on G level” during the show.
Even Rock referenced this year’s nominees in a tweet, calling the ceremony “The White BET Awards.”