The Oscars will have a host once yet again. Just after a few yrs of absolutely host-fewer ceremonies, the Academy Awards will return to form with the 2022 version, ABC has announced. The software, which is set to air March 27 on ABC, has nonetheless to announce the lucky (?) performer at this stage in time.
Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals & ABC Leisure, declared the Oscars information earlier this morning in the course of ABC’s part of the winter season TCA digital push tour. He didn’t even elaborate on which sector of the entertainment marketplace the host could be from: “It might be me,” he quipped in advance of tossing the power around to Oscars executive producer Will Packer.
“Will truly has his pulse on well-liked culture and entertainment,” Erwich reported. “I know he has a lot in retailer and we’ll have more information to share quickly.”
Tom Holland has been approached by the Academy about likely hosting the upcoming function, The Hollywood Reporter has acquired. The Spider-Man actor expressed desire very last 12 months, and apparently, the Academy is looking at the potential.
Jimmy Kimmel was the past host of the Academy Awards prior to the application switched to a host-fewer ceremony. He emceed the ceremony in 2017 and 2018, obtaining commonly optimistic reviews from viewers all around the country. Other hosts in excess of the previous decade have involved Chris Rock (2016), Neil Patrick Harris (2015), Ellen DeGeneres (2014), Seth MacFarlane (2013), Billy Crystal (2012) and James Franco/Anne Hathaway (2011).
In 2019, Kevin Hart was to begin with announced to be taking the position. But after a flurry of backlash was unleashed on Twitter encompassing homophobic statements the comic manufactured in decades prior, Hart stepped down just a couple times later on. The 2019 party went hostless, working with celebs in between awards speeches and bulletins to fill the time.
For the reason that the 2019 Oscars noticed its scores enhance, the Academy and ABC opted for the host-fewer solution in 2020 as very well. The scores dipped marginally then, but 2021’s COVID-delayed Oscars (also host-much less) misplaced more than 50 % of its viewers. Now, just after 3 a long time without the need of an emcee, the Oscars require to find someone to acquire center phase.
In other Oscars information, ABC also announced that Glenn Weiss would return to direct the Academy Awards for the seventh consecutive year. Stay tuned for extra updates on the up coming host of the Academy Awards.