chris rock, oscars, oscars 2016, oscars promo, academy awardsThe first promo for the 2016 Oscars is here, and host Chris Rock -- returning for his second stint as Oscar emcee -- is promising a party. Just not the lighthearted one we'd all hoped for.

The clip, which has a New Year's Eve theme, features Rock urging viewers to tune in for the telecast by comparing it to the annual end-of-year celebration. But it sounds like Rock has been taking some cues from noted NYE naysayer Jennifer Lawrence, offering up a decidedly more depressing version of the boisterous holiday.

"Much like New Year's Eve, it will be a night that ends with a lot of drunk, disappointed people swearing they'll do better next year," Rock said of this year's Academy Awards ceremony.

It's an apt comparison, if a tired one. Still, Rock is a seasoned performer, and we're confident he has plenty of people working on writing better jokes for him in time for the telecast.

The 88th annual Academy Awards broadcast will air on February 28 on ABC.

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