Producer Will Packer shared in a statement that this year’s ceremony is ‘all about uniting movie lovers’
We are a little over a month away from the Oscars, and the Academy just dropped who they chose to host the biggest night in film. As first reported by Variety on Monday, comedy staples Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer are set to guide viewers through the big night on March 27.
Packer, who was announced as producer of the 94th Oscars last fall, shared in a press release from the Academy, “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. I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well. Many surprises in store! Expect the unexpected!”
Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer (Getty Images)
In a joint statement, Hall, Schumer, and Sykes shared, “We want people to get ready to have a good time. It’s been a while.”
All three women have impressive careers in entertainment and are known for their comedic chops. Hall has certainly made her mark, from her earlier films like Scary Movie and The Best Man, to her roles in Girls Trip, Nine Perfect Strangers, and the upcoming, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul.
Sykes, of course, has won multiple Emmys, is a creator/executive producer/writer and star of the comedy series The Upshaws and has plenty of comedy specials of her own under her belt. Schumer, an Emmy, Peabody and Critics Choice Award winner, is known for writing and starring in Trainwreck, and for her roles in I Feel Pretty, The Humans, and more.
Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson also shared in the statement, “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. 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.”
Schumer took to Instagram to praise Sykes and Hall and share her excitement.
She wrote to her followers, “Let’s goooooooo!!!!! Honored to be performing with these legends @iamwandasykes and @morereginahall this was my big news. Mama I made it! Thanks @theacademyand mad genius @willpowerpacker.”
Regina Hall attends The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
As theGrio previously reported, the nominations for this year’s ceremony include King Richard, West Side Story, and more. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood, and will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
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