, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes hav this morning where she joked: ‘Good morning America, I’m not sure who thought this was a good idea but I am hosting the Oscars along with my good friends Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall.I better go watch some movies.’
‘I better go watch some movies!’ Amy Schumer CONFIRMS she will co-host the Oscars alongside Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes…as 94th Academy Awards resumes hosting gig after four-year hiatus with first EVER trio of female hosts
In a joint statement, the female hosts said: ‘We want people to get ready to have a good time. It’s been a while.’
It has been 35 years since three people hosted the Oscars, and the first time that three females have been in the main emcee role.
The last time a team hosted the awards ceremony was in 2011, when Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted the event.
This year’s ceremony will bring the emcee format back for the first time since 2018. In 2019, Kevin Hart was due to host the show but he was canceled over homophobic tweets.
This just in: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes in talks to host Oscars: Three comedic stars said to be ‘finalizing details’ for 94th Academy Awards
Schumer appeared on GMA briefly to confirm the news on Tuesday morning.’I better go watch some movies,’ she joked
The show went ahead with a rotation of guest hosts instead and in February 2020 – the last show before the pandemic – the same format was followed.
There was no host for the largely virtual event in 2021.It’s unclear how much each woman is getting paid for the gig.
In a statement on Tuesday morning, Packer 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!’
The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled for March 27 at the Dolby Theater in L.A.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Hollywood’s biggest night would be fronted by a main host again for the first time in four years.
It’s happening: Schumer said on GMA, ‘I am hosting the Oscars along with my good friends Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall’
The bar is low: The last time a team hosted the awards ceremony was in 2011, when Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted the event and were blasted by critics
The three stars have yet to comment on the report, but Schumer teased that she had ‘Big fun news comin” on Sunday evening.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel was the last to take on hosting duties in 2018.
Last week, revealed how this year’s Oscars would be a ‘three-act show’ with multiple hosts at the helm.
Spider-Man: No Way Home star Tom Holland had been rumored to be a frontrunner to host the show as well.
Last month, Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirmed the news there would be a host.
Erwich was speaking during ABC’s portion of the Television Critics Association virtual press tour, saying: ‘You heard it here first.’
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