Olivia Wilde Says She's 'So Happy' Chris Rock Is Hosting the Oscars This Year: 'He's Honest'

02/28/2016 AT 07:50 PM EST

Olivia Wilde thinks the 2016 Oscars are in the hands of the right man.

The actress tells PEOPLE on the red carpet before the Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday that she thinks host Chris Rock is the perfect person to make some "sociopolitical comments tonight" in regard to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

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"I feel like everyone's really excited to see Chris Rock," Wilde, 31, says. "I'm so excited for that, myself."

She says that Rock "should" and "will" address the nominations backlash because, "That's Chris' style."



"He's honest," says Wilde while wearing white Valentino Haute Couture. "I'm so happy he's the one to be here."

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The actress also jokes about potentially brushing shoulders with Vice President Joe Biden, who is introducing Lady Gaga's performance of "'Til It Happens To You" during the show.

Wilde's fiancé Jason Sudeikis famously portrayed the Vice President during his tenure on Saturday Night Live.



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"I'm going to make Jason do his impression in front of Joe," Wilde jokes.

The Vinyl star says attending the annual ceremony is "wonderful," and said that "everyone's in a great mood."
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