The Academy Awards will make history this year with their hosts.
employment Tuesday “Good Morning America”, The Academy has confirmed that Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall will be masters of the 2022 festivities, along with the show’s usual lineup of A-lister Awards readers.
“We want people to get ready to have a good time. It’s been a while,” Hall, Schumer and Sykes said in a press release.
Schumer added, “I’m not sure who thought this was a good idea, but I’m hosting the Oscars with my good friends Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. I better go see some movies.”
The date-making decision marks the first time three women have hosted the party. However, GMA noted that there were three hosts at the 1987 Academy Awards – Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Paul Hogan – and many more women. Warren Beatty and Richard Pryor.
This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers. “It is fitting that we line up three of the most dynamic and hilarious women in very different comedic styles,” Packer said. “I know that the fun Regina, Amy, and Wanda will also translate to our fans. Many surprises in store! Expect the unexpected!”
It’s been three years since the Oscars looked like any of the host’s looks, which last performed Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. Since then the party has been embattled. Cursed by controversy and epidemic-related conflicts.
Packer, who has produced women-led comedies including “Girls Trip” and “Little,” are said to have been toying with the idea of the three-season awards group, seeing one female host headline every hour of the broadcast.
“Imagine having one of the funniest women in comedy host the Academy Awards…Now, multiply that by three,” said Craig Irwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment. “Regina, Amy, and Wanda are such powerful comedies that will go down in history as the first of the trio to host the biggest night of entertainment, and we’re thrilled to be at the helm to deliver an amazing show filled with unforgettable moments and laughter.”
“We are motivated by Will’s vision for this year’s Academy Awards: celebrating film fans alongside filmmakers and highlighting fan favorites that demonstrate how cinema can unite us all,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “This star-studded party hosts three strong and funny women who invite us to laughter and cheer for the best and brightest movie of the year.”
The in-person event airs on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 27 at 8 p.m. ET — and Guests will not be required to provide proof of vaccinationwhich is not in line with the SAG Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards.
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