It's official: Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will be hosting the 94th Academy Awards next month. Given the women’s track records, we’re obviously in for some guaranteed laughs and pure entertainment—a fact that fills us with joy considering that the award show has gone through some turbulent times in recent years.
The Academy Awards—which made headlines for snubbing Lady Gaga last week—are set to air on ABC on March 27. Here is everything we know about the Oscars 2022—from who is hosting to which films are nominated.
The news about the trio of presenters, which was made public earlier this week on Good Morning America, is exciting in more ways than one: the all-female roster of hosts marks the first time the ceremony will even have a presenter since 2018, when Jimmy Kimmel took the reins of the show.
"Good morning, America," Amy said in a video that aired on the morning show. "I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea but I am hosting the Oscars along with my good friends Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall."
Fans should brace for a slew of changes during this year's telecast. First up, Twitter users will now be allowed to vote for their favorite movie of 2021 right on the platform. Believe it or not, they'll be able to cast a vote for any film, regardless of whether it was actually up for an award. To do so, you'll have to use the #OscarsFanFavorite hashtag on the social media platform by March 3.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has also announced that it will pick three people who vote on Twitter to go on an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2023 Oscars in Los Angeles. They will each be allowed to bring a plus-one along as well. What are you still waiting for? Go vote!
The 51-year-old actress has shown her comedic chops in a variety of films and TV productions, including Girls Trip, the Scary Movie franchise and Ally McBeal. She most recently proved that she could also do drama when taking on the role of Carmel Schneider, a single mother whose husband leaves her for another woman, on the Hulu miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers, based on the eponymous novel by Liane Moriarty and also starring Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Michael Shannon, among other stars.
Possibly the "raciest" one of the three presenters when it comes to stand-up comedy, Amy is known for shocking and delighting fans in equal measure. She made her film debut starring and writing 2015's Trainwreck and published a memoir, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, just a year later. She also starred in Meteor Shower on Broadway and most recently took on a dramatic role in The Humans, a psychological drama film based on the eponymous one-act play.
Wanda has had a long and varied career—and we can't believe it took the Academy this long to ask her to host the Oscars. In total, she has been nominated for 14 Emmy awards—also winning a slew of others—and was first recognized by critics for her stellar writing on The Chris Rock Show (she won the Emmy for that in 1999!)
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