This year’s Oscars will have a trifecta of female hosts after going without an emcee since 2018.
Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the movie industry’s biggest night, the Oscars’ broadcast partner ABC announced Tuesday.
“We want people to get ready to have a good time. It’s been a while,” Hall, Schumer and Sykes said in a joint statement.
The official announcement came a day after Variety broke the news quoting sources who told the entertainment outlet that 2022 Oscars producer Will Packer was eyeing Hall, Schumer and Sykes to each host one hour of the telecast.
This will be the first time there are three women holding the emcee position in one night. The last time there were multiple Oscars hosts was more than a decade ago in 2011 with actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
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The three actresses will be the first Oscars hosts since Jimmy Kimmel led the show in 2018.
With film and television credits including Think Like a Man, No Good Deed, Being Mary Jane, and the remake of Roots, Packer was tapped by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bring “boundless energy and a focus on innovation.” Packer previously produced 2017’s Girls Trip, which co-starred Hall.
Both Hall and Schumer have recent awards show hosting experience — Hall hosted the 2019 BET Awards and Schumer emceed the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
This year’s Oscars ceremony is set for March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with an in-person show airing live on ABC.