ABC Names Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes as Oscars Hosts
The search for the next Oscars host is over. Today, it was officially announced that Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), and Wanda Sykes (Ice Age: Continental Drift) will host the 94th Oscars®. The Oscars will air live on the Disney-owned ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
“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,” said show producer Will Packer. “I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well. Expect the unexpected!”
“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,” said Academy president David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “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.”
Said Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, “Imagine having one of the funniest women in comedy today hosting the Oscars… Now, multiply that by three. Regina, Amy, and Wanda are comedy powerhouses who will make history as the first female trio to host the biggest night in entertainment, and we’re thrilled to have them at the helm to deliver an incredible show full of unforgettable moments and laughter.”
Last week, The Walt Disney Company emerged with 23 total nominations across all categories with Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed West Side Story receiving 7 nominations alone, including nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Directing, and Cinematography. Searchlight’s Nightmare Alley only managed to garner 4 nominations; however, one of those nominations is also for Best Picture. Jessica Chastain’s performance and look in The Eyes of Tammy Faye also scored Searchlight nominations in both the Best Actress and Best Makeup and Hairstyling categories. Searchlight’s Summer of Soul, directed by Questlove, also nabbed a nomination for Best Documentary. Disney’s major animated releases – Raya and the Last Dragon, Luca, and Encanto – each scored nominations for Best Animated Feature, while the latter also received nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.