Nope! Chris Rock Declined Offer To Host The 2023 Academy Awards

August 30, 2022

Chris Rock said Nope to the Academy Awards. The comedian reportedly at the Arizona Financial Theatre in downtown Phoenix, declined an offer to host the 2023. According to a report from the Arizona Republic, Rock said the Academy asked him to return to host for a third time. After the infamous moment at the 2022 ceremony in which Will Smith slapped Rock onstage after Rock joked about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

During his show, Rock reportedly compared accepting the hosting gig to returning to the scene of a crime, referencing the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, whose ex-wife’s killing began with her leaving a pair of eyeglasses at an Italian restaurant. Rock said returning to the Oscars would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson “to go back to the restaurant.” Click Here To Read More.

Source: Hollywood Reporter