Jimmy Kimmel was the last person to host the 2018 Oscars.
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The Oscars will have a host in 2022 for the first time in three years, but it is not yet known who will be. In 2019, a controversy surrounding Kevin Hart led to ABC’s decision to go ahead with the first-ever hostless awards show.
The 2022 Oscars will have a new host after three years
The apparent public responded positively to the change, given the ratings the Oscars received that year, so the network decided to stick with that format until now.
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Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment President Craig Erwich revealed that the network is currently looking for an expert pop culture host to lead the show for the first time since Jimmy Kimmel in 2017 and in 2018.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars in 2017-2018
[Sursa foto: Instagram Jimmy Kimmel]
“Maybe I’ll be the one”, Erwich joked. He went on to say that he is leaving the decision to choose a host to Oscar-winning executive producer Will Packer.
“Will really has a pulse on popular culture and entertainment. I know he has a lot ready and we will have more details to share soon. “, Erwich explained.
Kevin Hart has resigned from the Oscars after being asked to apologize for some homophobic jokes made on Twitter
[Sursa foto: Instagram Kevin Hart]
Kevin Hart resigned as host of the Oscars in 2019 after the Academy apologized for the homophobic tweets he joked about years ago. Although he apologized for the insensitive comment, he decided that hosting the Oscars was simply not for him at the time, amid controversy.
In 2020, the Oscars ran out of hosts, but reached a new rating level, prompting ABC to decide against a host in 2020. It did the same in 2021, as the series was forced to adapt to the era. coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, both years have brought new lows for show ratings.
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In addition to Kimmel, previous Oscar hosts were Chris Rock (2016), Neil Patrick Harris (2015), Ellen DeGeneres (2014),
Seth MacFarlane (2013), Billy Crystal (2012) and James Franco / Anne Hathaway (2011).
The Oscars are currently scheduled to air on March 27 and return to the traditional Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, after last year’s pandemic postponed show at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.