Amy Schumer joked that she’d “better go see some movies” after being announced as one of the hosts of the 2022 Oscars.
It’s been 35 years since three hosts took to the stage for a ceremony, and for the first time in history, an all-female group will come together to pay their respects.
Schumer joked: “I’m not sure anyone thinks this is a good idea but I’m hosting the Oscars, with my good friends Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. I’d better go see a few movies.”
The awards show will air on ABC on March 27 with each presenter is responsible for one hour of the three hour program.
It has been almost three years without a host. Jimmy Kimmel in 2018 was the last celebrity to be crowned.
Before the hosts were confirmed, there were discussions about other options including Jimmy Kimmel, Tiffany Haddish, Pete Davidson and Tom Holland.
The decision to have three presenters this year was made in an effort to reach a wider audience, as viewership has been steadily declining over the past few years with 2020 viewership at 23.64 million and later. That will reduce the number of viewers in 2021 to 10.4 million.
The the nominees were announced on February 8with Netflix’s The power of the dog dominated with 12 nominations and Sand dunes followed with 10 nominations. West story and Belfast each secured seven nominations.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/amy-schumer-oscars-host-b2015876.html Amy Schumer jokes she’d ‘better go see a few movies’ after being announced as Oscars host