Photo of Chris Rock by Danny Moloshok/Reuters
Update (Oct. 21, 2015): The Academy has confirmed Chris Rock will in fact host the 2016 Academy Awards.
As Oscar season kicks into full gear, it appears the Academy has found next year's host in Chris Rock, who last hosted the 2005 ceremony.
News of Rock's hosting gig comes as the Academy is seeking to rebound from this year's telecast, helmed by Neil Patrick Harris, which saw the show's lowest ratings in six years.
Next year's Oscars are set for Feb. 28 at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.