Chris Rock’s hosting the Oscars, but here’s his all-time best awards moment

10.21.15 2 years ago

It's official: Chris Rock is set to host the Academy Awards for a second time. It'll have been more than a decade since he first took Oscar's stage in 2005, but his greatest awards show moment is even longer ago than that.

Check out Chris Rock's legendary opening at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. He comes out in a shock white suit, dignifies the names of Kid Rock and NSYNC with perfect jokes, and even makes you laugh at “The Blair Witch Project” again.

Remember when the VMAs would invite people like Diana Ross? Those days are long gone. And so are the days of hilarious jokes about MTV's “Fanatic,” but Chris Rock's manage to be pretty timeless. For the record, there is no actual Bobby Brown “Fanatic” episode and I'm eternally thankful for that. 

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