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Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the 94th Oscars on March 27.
It has been 35 years since as many as three people hosted Hollywood’s biggest night, and never have that many women held the emcee position in a single evening.
THR was the first to report last week that there would be three hosts of the telecast, which is being produced by Will Packer and directed by Glenn Weiss. THR can now confirm that each host will anchor a separate hour, with Schumer leading things off.
The trio were formally announced on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, with Schumer saying in a brief remote statement, “I’m not sure who thought this was a good idea, but I am hosting the Oscars along with Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall — I better go watch some movies.”
On Tuesday, Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement that they felt “invigorated” by producer Will Packer‘s vision for the show, starting with the hosts. “This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers,” added Packer. “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!”
Hall worked with Packer on the 2017 film Girls Trip. And Schumer and Sykes each have a connection with ABC, the Oscars’ broadcasting partner: Schumer has a show, Life & Beth, coming to Hulu, which shares ABC’s parent company, Disney; Sykes has been associated with Black-ish, which airs on ABC.
The Oscars telecast is coming off its lowest-rated telecast since it first hit the air in 1953.
Variety was first to report the names.
This story was originally published on Feb. 14 at 12:01 p.m.
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