After Issue With Will Smith, Chris Rock Will Again Host Oscar 2023

After Issue With Will Smith, Chris Rock Will Again Host Oscar 2023 - ebuddynews

In what could be the biggest change in the awards show’s history, the idea has been circulating that Chris Rock could return to host the Academy Awards next year.

The 57-year-old comedian previously headlined the night of the 88th annual Oscars in 2016. Although it was a big night for Rock at the time, the beat heard around the world of the Oscars this year took the cake as its most memorable moment on stage at the awards show.

While Rock hosted an award, he delivered a GI Jane joke alluding to Jada Pinkett Smith. It resulted in her husband, Best Actor Will Smith storming onto the stage and punching Rock square in the face.

ABC Announced Chris Rock Will Host The Oscar 2023

After such a shocking moment at this year’s awards event on the stage, no one had announced the host yet. However, ABC entertainment president Craig Erich made a statement that said the network was open to Chris Rock will host the Oscar 2023. Chris Rock also said that he hopes that next year’s show will be even better than this year.

Erich said that his assessment of the Oscars was that it really was a successful year for the show. There were a lot of controversies. They overshadowed a lot of the positive things about the show. However, he was very happy with the show. Even before that unfortunate moment, the show started year after year, and they came back with a bang.

Hosted by Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, and Salón Regina, this year’s telecast drew an average of 16.6 million viewers and ratings up nearly 60% from 2021.

Erich added that it was the biggest bounce-back of any award show of the current season. Please do look at what they were trying to do. It brings entertainment back to the program. The program had three amazing hosts, clips, and incredible musical performances. He thought it was a great way for the show to reclaim its place on the mantle. There are always things to learn, and they will endeavour to do even better next year.

ABC also stated that it will broadcast the upcoming ’95th Academy Awards on 12th March 2023. And they will announce the nominations on 24th January 2023. Next year they will air a live show of the event from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Chris Rock, After The Infamous Oscar Slap

Suppose Rock ends up as a host for next year’s Academy Awards. In that case, it will be another blessing for the comedian. He has already delivered a lot of support since the incident with the actor Will Smith. The Comedy shows of Rock have reportedly sold out following Oscar’s slap. Further, they offer for different projects. They have started to come in due course.

Rock has not yet spoken about the slap in detail. However, he has begun to make brief jokes about it. Rock told the crowd at a new event in London. He said that he was all right if anybody was wondering. He got most of his hearing back. Don’t expect him to talk about the issues. He would talk about it at some point on Netflix that their tickets were expensive, but not that much.

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