Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes will be hosting the 94th Academy Awards, producer Will Packer confirmed on Tuesday. This will be the first time hosting for all three and also the first time in over three decades there are these many hosts for one broadcast.
“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,” Packer said in a statement.
Craig Erwich, president, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, added that they are “Thrilled to have them at the helm to deliver an incredible show full of unforgettable moments and laughter.”
This year’s show is hoping to rebound from the dismal viewership of last year’s broadcast, which was both an all-time low and the norm for pandemic-era awards shows.
Meanwhile, the Academy is also hoping to spike interest through social media voting for a “fan favorite” movie that will be announced during the show. Some will also chance to win a trip to Los Angeles for the ceremony.
“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 in a statement.
Any film released last year can be voted for via the Twitter hashtag #OscarsFanFavourite, or through the award show’s official website. The movie that gets the highest amount of votes by March 3 will be be declared the winner during the telecast of the award show.
The 94th Oscars will be held on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC starting at 8 pm ET.