Standup comedians Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes and actress Regina Hall have been named hosts of the acclaimed 2022 Oscars. Representatives of the Academy confirmed this information on Good Morning America today.
The event has already been called historic, as it will be the first time three women will lead the ceremony. The 1987 Academy Awards alone featured three hosts—Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Paul Hogan. And 45 years ago, at the 1977 Academy Awards, there were two female hosts at once – Ellen Burstyn and Jane Fonda.
“Imagine one of the funniest female comedians hosting the Oscars . Now multiply that by three,” said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment.
The event will air on ABC from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 27th. It is also reported that guests will not be required to provide proof of vaccination against coronavirus.