According to ABC, the Oscars in 2022 will have a host. This is the first one in three years.
Who will it be this time? We still don’t know.
According to Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, whoever it is will “truly have his pulse on popular culture and entertainment.” “I’m sure he’s got a lot planned, and we’ll have more information to share shortly.”
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the last time in 2018.
Hosts have included Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Billy Crystal, Seth MacFarlane, and James Franco/Anne Hathaway. Unfortunately, the last two outings didn’t fare well with critics.
During the outbreak, the Oscars in 2021 hit a new low in terms of viewership. Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins, the producers, made a few adjustments from prior editions, such as relocating the best actor category to the end instead of the best film category. Anthony Hopkins defeated the late Chadwick Boseman.
Will Packer, a film and television producer, will take over as the show’s producer in 2022.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC on March 27.