Comedian Chris Rock, who had previously hosted the Oscars back in 2005 and 2016, has stated that he has no interest in hosting the ceremony any longer. At the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Awards dinner in Manhattan, Chris said, "Steve Martin is here. You should host the Oscars. You're the best. Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I am not doing it, goddammit! You are not getting me." This incident may lead many to believe that maybe Chris was somehow discontent with the Academy, seeing how hosting the award ceremony is one of the most prestigious things in show business.