Oscars host Chris Rock compares the annual awards ceremony to New Year’s Eve in a new clip released to promote the 2016 event.
Rock, who recently claimed that Jennifer Lawrence’s problems with equal pay in Hollywood would be worse if she was black, will host the Academy Awards next month (February). The nominations are announced on January 14.
In the video, which can be seen below, comedian Rock says: “Much like New Year’s Eve, it’ll be a night which ends with a lot of drunk, disappointed people swearing they’ll do better next year.”
Chris Rock will host the Oscars for the second time when he helms this year’s event. Actor Neil Patrick Harris served hosted last year, drawing the show’s lowest ratings in six years.
Other recent hosts have included Jon Stewart (2006 and 2008), Ellen DeGeneres (2007 and 2014), Hugh Jackman (2009), Billy Crystal (2012), Seth MacFarlane (2013), and the pairings of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin (2010) and James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011).
The 2016 Oscars is due to take place on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.