We are now 100 days out from the 88th Academy Awards.
With just over three months until the big ceremony, preparations continue for Hollywood's big night.
Here's what we know right now:
After news first surfaced on the comedy website RobotButt on Oct. 19 and Variety confirmed the report the next day, the Academy sent out the press release at 8:04 a.m. PT Oct. 20 that Chris Rock would be its Oscars host for the 88th Academy Awards.
Rock is returning to the Oscars stage for the second time, after a hosting the 77th Academy Awards in 2005, when "Million Dollar Baby" took home the prize for Best Picture.
Read his entire, uncensored opening monologue from 2005