Due to low audience levels in recent years, it was announced that the Oscars will be hosted for the first time since 2018
The Oscar awards they are the oldest cinema award, however in recent years the audience levels decreased considerably due to the lack of a host.
That is why the ABC string announced that the 94th edition of the prestigious ceremony will feature a presenter for the first time since 2018.
Last year the Oscar awards They were seen by 10 million people, 56% less than in 2020, the year in which the event had the lowest audience in its history.
“You heard it here first, I can confirm that this year the Oscars will have a host,” said Craig Erwich, president of the group ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals.
Craig Erwich did not reveal any further details on who could be the host for this year. However, I leave the door open for a previous presenter to be chosen.
Jimmy kimmel hosted the Oscars in 2017 and 2018, Chris Rock in 2016, Neil Patrick Harris in 2015, Ellen DeGeneres in 2014, Seth MacFarlane in 2013, Billy Crystal in 2012, and James Franco along with Anne Hathaway in 2011.
In 2019, comedian Kevin Hart dropped out of hosting the ceremony. After messages on the Twitter network with homophobic comments that he had made years ago resurfaced.
At that time the organizers of the Oscar awards they made the decision not to replace him, and although the decision was praised at the time, subsequent editions were heavily criticized for lack of focus and humor.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that veteran Glenn Weiss will lead the event for the seventh consecutive year the ceremony. While Will Packer will be the executive producer.
It is anticipated that Oscar awards are held on March 27. In addition to that he will return to the traditional Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. Nominations will be announced on February 8.
Will Marvel star be able to host the Oscars?
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tom holland, the star of ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, expressed interest in hosting the Oscars.
The actor pointed out that he had to present the awards together with Zendaya. According to this medium, the Academy approached Holland to explore that possibility, although there is nothing defined.