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Amy Schumer, Regina Corridor and Wanda Sykes to host the Oscars

Amy Schumer, Regina Corridor and Wanda Sykes to host the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (NYTIMES) – The Oscars, searching for cultural relevance once more after final 12 months’s ceremony hit document low rankings, have a bunch once more. Three, in actual fact.

Comedian actresses Amy Schumer, Regina Corridor and Wanda Sykes are in remaining negotiations to host the 94th Academy Awards subsequent month, in keeping with six sources with data of the discussions.

The trio come to the gig with various ranges of experience, together with stints internet hosting the MTV Film Awards (Schumer in 2015) and the BET Awards (Corridor in 2019).

Sykes additionally had her personal speak present, which ran from 2009 to 2010, and has hosted ceremonies together with the Glaad Media Awards. The information was reported earlier by Selection.

Movie producer Will Packer, who was employed in October to provide the Oscars telecast, explored a number of unconventional concepts for structuring the present, together with the choice to pair two hosts for every hour.

Till final weekend, Packer was additionally in discussions so as to add actor Jon Hamm as a fourth Oscars host, and invites had been additionally prolonged to earlier hosts, together with Chris Rock and Steve Martin.

Martin was pursued for the position alongside his Solely Murders In The Constructing co-stars Selena Gomez and Martin Brief. However that plan was scuttled due to scheduling conflicts.

Schumer, Corridor and Sykes shall be taking over one of the high-profile jobs on the town, and likewise one of the scrutinised.

Internet hosting the ceremony was as soon as considered as a feather within the cap by high comedians like Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg.

However the Oscars have gone hostless for the previous three years, which started as a matter of expediency when comic Kevin Hart dropped out of the 2019 ceremony after refusing to apologise for jokes and tweets that had been thought-about homophobic.

Since then, the academy has as a substitute requested stars merely to open the present, together with the comedian trio of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph on the 2019 Oscars, in addition to actress Regina King, who delivered an earnest monologue on the high of final 12 months’s ceremony.

These kickoff positions have proved simpler to ebook, since many stars are nonetheless leery concerning the time dedication and potential backlash {that a} solo internet hosting gig can deliver.

However and not using a host, there are fewer alternatives for the present to provide viral, talked-about moments just like the star-packed selfie taken by host Ellen DeGeneres in 2014.

And in an period when tv rankings are dwindling, the Oscars want all the thrill they’ll get: This 12 months’s present is considered as a make-or-break second by the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, the group that votes on the Oscars and just lately opened an expensive museum in Los Angeles.

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