After going host-less for the past three years, the Academy has enlisted a triple threat of talent!
After going host-less for the past three years, the Academy Awards have enlisted a hilarious trio of talented women to emcee this year's Oscars!
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes will serve as hosts at the upcoming 94th Annual Academy Awards. This will mark the first time that multiple women have hosted the Oscars since Ellen Burstyn and Jane Fonda joined Warren Beatty and Richard Pryor to emcee the 1977 ceremony.
"I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea, but I am hosting the Oscars, along with my good friend Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall," Schumer said on Tuesday's Good Morning America. "I better go watch some movies!"
According to multiple reports, Hall, Schumer and Sykes will host the show in a three-act format, with each comedian heading up one hour of the three-hour telecast.
“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,” the show's producer, Will Packer, shared in a statement. “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!”
The last time the Oscars had a host was in 2018, when Jimmy Kimmel took on the job. He also hosted the 2017 ceremony. Kevin Hart was named the 2019 frontman, but dropped out after past inappropriate tweets resurfaced. The ceremony did not have a host in 2019, 2020 or 2021.
This year's Oscars are already set to be an unforgettable evening, with writers, directors and actors alike returning to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, for the first time since 2020. Last year's pandemic-delayed ceremony was held at Los Angeles' Union Station, with limited in-person attendance and some winners appearing remotely from around the world.
The 2022 Academy Awards are also making history with some significant firsts among the nominees and record-breaking nominations. Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to be nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in CODA. Ari Wegner became the second-ever female cinematographer to be nominated for an Oscar for her work in The Power of the Dog. And Denzel Washington broke his own record as the most-nominated Black actor in Oscar history, at 10 nominations.
The 2022 Oscars air live on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. In the meantime, stay tuned to ETonline.com for complete Oscars coverage, and check out the video below for highlights from last year's ceremony.