Amy Schumer & More Slated To Host the Oscars
| LAST UPDATE 02/16/2022
They've gone hostless for the last three years, but this year the Oscars are pulling out the red carpet for not one but three hosts! In a video statement on Good Morning America, comedy queen Amy Schumer revealed the big news: "I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea, but I am hosting the Oscars along with Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall — I better go watch some movies." LOL. Here's what we know so far...
Although it was previously alleged that each host would be given an hour, the Academy explained that "all three hosts will be together —not each hosting a separate hour," as they told The Post. Based on their IMDB credits alone, these three comedy powerhouses are sure to have us crying with laughter for the show's entire duration.
Introducing your 94th Academy Award hosts: Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes.— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 15, 2022
Tune in to @ABCNetwork to watch the #Oscars LIVE on Sunday, March 27 at 8e/5p! pic.twitter.com/gBuN4kVkEX
The 94th Oscars, which is being produced by Will Packer and directed by Glenn Weiss, will be on our screens on March 27 on ABC. Last year's Oscars saw its lowest viewings in Academy Award history with only 10.4 million views. So, there's no surprise that this year Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson have decided to shake things up. As explained by Producer Will Packer in a statement, "It's apropos that we've lined up three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles. I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well." We can't wait!
Set to make history as the first female hosting trio, this isn't the only change for this year's ceremony. For the first time, fans will be able to vote on Twitter for their favorite movies using the #OscarsFanFavorite hashtag. The winner will be announced on the night during the new 'fan-favorite film' category. In terms of the Academy-voted awards, Netflix's Power of the Dog is currently the front runner with nominations in 12 categories. Still, you know the saying "anything can happen on the night!" Stay tuned...