Amy Schumer, Regina Hall & Wanda Sykes to Host Oscars 2022
Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes are hosting the 2022 Academy Awards!
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the news a week after the outlet reported that the ceremony would be a three-act show, each hour hosted by a different person.
The trio were officially announced as hosts on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. So far, they haven’t confirmed the report, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has also declined to comment.
The show will be produced by "Girls' Trip" producer Will Packer. In a statement, he said, "This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers. 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. Many surprises in store! Expect the unexpected!”
Will has worked with Regina on "Girls Trip," "Think Like a Man," and "Little."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson added, "We’re invigorated by Will’s vision for this year’s Oscars: celebrating movie lovers alongside moviemakers and spotlighting fan favorites that prove how cinema can unite us all. Hosting this star-studded party are three powerful, funny women inviting us to laugh and cheer for the year’s best and brightest in film.”
It’ll be the first time in 35 years that three people have hosted the star-studded event. It’s going to make Oscar history — the show has never had so many women hosting the show in one night!
In recent years, the show has gone without a host. The last telecast to have a host was in 2018.
Variety was the first to break the news about Amy, Regina and Wanda’s major hosting gig.
All three women have hosting experience. Hall hosted the 2019 BET Awards, Amy hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, and Wanda hosted the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards.
It was reported that Jon Hamm was in negotiations to be the fourth host, but the talks didn't materialize, according to Variety and New York Times.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Schumer hinted at “Big fun news comin.” We’ll have to wait and see if this is what she’s talking about!
Last week, Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan announced the Oscars nominees, which included Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Will Smith and Denzel Washington.
“Extra” broke down all the biggest surprises and snubs for the show.
There were several first-time nominees, including “Spencer” star Kristen Stewart. History was also made with two real-life nominated couples – Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, plus Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
“The Power of the Dog” led with 12 nominations.
The 94th Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 27, 2022.