Chris Rock Does Not Want to Host the Oscars
Chris Rock can be crossed of the list of potential 2019 Academy Awards hosts.The comedian denied any interest in the now-dreaded Oscar hosting gig on Monday night at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards dinner in Manhattan.“If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so…heyyyy!” Rock cracked, as he took the podium at the Nyfcc Awards where he was on hand to present director Bo Burnham with the award for best first film for “Eighth Grade.”Continuing to do some impromptu standup of sorts, Rock looked into the audience at Steve Martin — who was at the award show to present the best supporting actor award to Richard E.
Grant for “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” — and brought up the very topical subject of hosting the Oscars.“Steve Martin is here.
You should host the Oscars.
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