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The 2016 Academy Awards are still months away, but the rumor mill is already heading into overdrive over who will host the awards show.

According to Variety, Chris Rock is currently in talks to host Hollywood's biggest night of the year and an announcement is expected to be made shortly.

While the comedian's rep has yet to comment on the growing speculation, The Hollywood Reporter is also reporting that Rock is in discussions with producers.

At this time, the Academy spokesperson is not commenting on the hosting rumors.

The Oscars are scheduled to be held on Feb. 28, and are being produced by Reginald Hudlin and David Hill.

Should the news be true, this wouldn't be the first time that Rock has worked with Hudlin as the two previously joined forces on the 2005 sitcom Everybody Hates Chris.

Of course, this wouldn't be the first time that Rock helmed the Academy Awards either.

The actor hosted the prestigious awards show back in 2005 and sparked plenty of controversy after poked fun at several actors' talents, including Tobey Maguire, Colin Farrell and Jude Law—which, you may recall, caused Sean Penn to rush to Law's defense later on in the evening.

Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the 2015 Oscars, opened up about the possibility of taking on the task once again in an interview with Huffington Post just months after the show aired.

"I don't know that my family nor my soul could take it," he explained. "It's a beast."

He added, "It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don't know that it's a delightful balance to do every year or even again."

Hmm, well with that said, it's only a matter of time before we see just who takes the stage as the evening's host!

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