The 94th Academy Awards, going to be held on March 27, will get a host again. This will be the first time since 2018 that the host will be there. The Oscars went hostless in 2019. According to reports, Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, announced that a host will be returning at the Oscars. However, Craig did not reveal who he would be.
That’s why the Oscar Awards went hostless
Jimmy Kimmel hosted as the final host of the ceremony in 2017 and 2018. For 2019, the Academy selected Kevin Hart to host for the first time. Hart left the Academy after the organization asked him to apologize for the years-old homophobic tweets. Kevin did not do this and after that the award ceremony took place without a host.
Ceremony hosts over the past decade include Chris Rock (2016), Neil Patrick Harris (2015), Ellen DeGeneres (2014), Seth MacFarlane (2013), Billy Crystal (2012) and James Franco/Anne Hathaway (2011). Is.
Hence the decision to bring back the host
Like the Oscars of 2019, the Academy and ABC decided to do the ceremony in 2020 without the host, but people did not show interest in it. In 2021, the Oscar award ceremony, which took place late due to Corona, was telecast from Union Station. During this, the academy had to lose more than half the audience. Hence, it was decided to return the host for the 94th award ceremony.
Join India’s ‘Writing With Fire’ Race
Earlier on December 21, the Academy had announced the shortlisted entries in 10 categories. In which India’s official entry was out of the Koozhangal (Pebbles) race. On the other hand, Rintu Thomas’s Writing with Fire is still in the running.
Nomination will be announced on February 8
The ceremony will return to its old location at the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Last year, the ceremony was telecasted from Union Station in Los Angeles. The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8 while the ceremony will take place on March 27 and will be shown in over 200 regions across the world. ABC also announced Tuesday that Glenn Weiss will be director of the Academy Awards for the seventh year in a row. Will Packer is the executive producer of this year’s Academy Awards.