In this Feb. 28, 2015 file photo, comedian Chris Rock performs at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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Comedian Chris Rock will host the Oscar ceremony in February for a second time, producers said on Wednesday, bringing what is expected to be an edgier feel to Hollywood's biggest night.Rock, a stand-up comedian and former cast member of the long-running sketch show "Saturday Night Live," last hosted the live Academy Awards telecast in 2005, making headlines for his pointed remarks on politics and race and helping to draw an audience of some 41.5 million U.S. viewers.Rock, 50, said in a statement, "It's great to be back".The producers said they planned to move away from the song and dance show feel in recent years under hosts that included Broadway star Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris.
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