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Chris Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards

Chris Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016. It'll be the second Oscars gig for the filmmaker-comedian, who ran the show back in 2005. (Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill)

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Oscar hosts through the years

With Chris Rock tapped to host the Oscars in 2016 for his second time, take a look back at the Academy Awards hosts over the past 20-plus years. From Neil Patrick Harris in 2015 to David Letterman in 1995, and repeats including Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, it's been an eclectic roster.

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