Chris Rock Says Steve Martin Should Host the Oscars Because 'I'm Not Doing It!'
At the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Chris Rock suggested a host for the Oscars.
Chris Rock doesn’t want to host the Oscars — but he has an idea of who should!
“Steve Martin’s here! Steve Martin, you should host the Oscars,” Rock said. “You’re the best. Steve Martin should host the Oscars. Because I’m not doing it, goddammit! You’re not getting me.”
Rock has hosted the Oscars twice, in both 2005 and 2016. Martin has hosted three times, most recently in 2010 with Alec Baldwin.
Rock, who was a surprise presenter at the night’s ceremony, also shared his thoughts about the current state of comedy.
“If it was five years ago I could say something real offensive and funny right now,” the comedian said, “but I can’t do that anymore, so… heyyyy!”
Roma, the black and white Spanish-language film set in 1970s Mexico City, was named Best Picture at the annual NYFCC awards, while the film’s director, Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuarón, also won the directing and cinematography prizes.
“We thought it was okay to talk like that [in the past], because that’s how we talked to one another,” Hart explained. “In that, you go f—. This is wrong now. Because now we’re in a space where I’m around people of the LGBTQ community, and I’m now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say ‘That s– hurt because of what I’ve been through.'”