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Chris Rock reveals he's hosting the 2016 Academy Awards: 'Look who's back'

Chris Rock is set to host the Academy Awards for the second time next year.

The comedian, who previously emceed film's biggest night in 2005, announced the big news on Twitter Wednesday morning, proclaiming, "Look who's back."

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also confirmed the news Wednesday.

“Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said of the 50-year-old "Top Five" star via a press release. “Comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

“I'm so glad to be hosting the Oscars,” Rock added. “It's great to be back.”

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As for the full list of Oscar nominees, we'll have to wait for the announcement on Jan. 14. The 88th Academy Awards will air on Feb. 28.

Rock takes the reins from last year's host, Neil Patrick Harris — revisit some of his best lines from the ceremony here.

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