Chris Rock Says He Was Invited to Host Next Year's Oscars Ceremony

30 AUGUST, 2022

By Monu Jha

Chris Rock will need some protective gear around the face area after comedian reportedly told a stand-up audience in Phoenix.

Everything from this year's ceremony and winners and more was totally capped by the "slap," moment Will Smith.

Smith resigned from the Academy and has been banned from any events it puts on including the Oscars for ten years, so at least Rock wouldn't have to deal with that risk

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences declined to comment on Rock's comments

Earlier this month, CEO Bill Kramer told THR that they are "committed to being a host on the show this year."

In his set, Rock said he also refused to cash in on the controversial moment by declining to film a Super Bowl commercial.