Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall celebrate themselves in Oscars promo

The celebs pat themselves on back for being better than the hosts of the past three shows

Published On
Mar 16, 2022

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This year’s Academy Awards ceremony, which airs on March 27, boasts not one or two, but three hosts: Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. In a new spot to promo the ABC broadcast, the trio size up their recent competition—and find they’ve already got a leg up.

In the spot, Schumer, Sykes and Hall sit around a table to discuss how they’ll impress at Hollywood’s Biggest Night. Sykes can’t seem to remember who led last year’s ceremony.

“God, they must have sucked,” says Schumer. “I bet they got cancelled,” Sykes adds.

Hall chimes in to remind the women that there wasn’t a host last year, or the year before…or the year before. “Boom! We’re already winning!” cheers Sykes as Schumer remarks the trio is “nailing it.”

The show’s emcee gig may seem glamorous, but it's a historically troubled position, with many past hosts going on record to decry its low pay, harsh critiques and how it can lead to your own cancellation (should you bomb). Which is part of the reason the past three shows have gone host-less.

Also read: How the Oscars are turning to Twitter to boost fan engagement.

The all-women trio is a benchmark for the annual tradition as it continues to seek ways to diversify and engage new audiences. They’ll mark the first-ever Oscars featuring three female hosts in the show’s 94-year history.

The first woman to lead the Oscars was “Bewitched” star Agnes Moorehead, who co-hosted alongside Dick Powell at the broadcast’s 20th iteration, and the first solo female emcee was Whoopi Goldberg, who hosted the 1994 ceremony and three more after. Previous groupings paired up leading ladies such as Jane Fonda and Ellen Burstyn amongst male co-hosts, but the 2022 Academy Awards will be the first fully female group.

The Academy Awards will air on ABC March 27 at 8pm EST.


Mar 16, 2022
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