The Oscars 2022: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall & Wanda Sykes Reportedly Set to Host
According to Variety, the trio of comedic entertainers are finalizing deals to host the Academy Awards and are currently the only emcees for the forthcoming March event. The Oscars are being produced by Will Packer (Girls Trip), and he’s reportedly been searching for the right comedic combination.
There were rumors that the structure of the upcoming ceremony would be divided into three acts with different emcees overseeing specific hours from the evening. While several talents met with Packer for the potential gig, including Jon Hamm, it seems as though this trio has risen to the occasion.
The official announcement regarding Oscar hosts for 2022 will be made during the Good Morning America broadcast on February 15. No official confirmation from ABC nor the Academy was made to Variety.
For the past three years, the Oscars have gone on without a host, and prior to that, the last time a woman hosted the ceremony was in 2014 when Ellen DeGeneres emceed the event. There’s speculation that Schumer was teasing her new gig on social media this week when she posted a slew of photos on Instagram with the caption, “Big fun news comin’.”
Schumer is set to star in Hulu‘s forthcoming series Life & Beth, while Hall most recently starred in the streamer’s Nine Perfect Strangers. Sykes’ most recent TV role was in HBO Max‘s The Other Two, in which she featured as Shuli Kucerac.
Stay tuned for official confirmation on Schumer, Hall, and Sykes’ hosting gig by tuning into GMA tomorrow, and don’t miss the Oscars on ABC this March.
The 94th Academy Awards, Sunday, March 27, 8/7c, ABC