Last Updated on 01/13/2022 by setagayablueocean
The Academy Awards, considered the highest honor in the American film industry, has been held without a host since 2019, but this year, the 94th Academy Awards, the host is expected to return. Deadline reports.
It is hoped that a popular host will be appointed this year.
Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, which hold the U.S. broadcasting rights for the awards ceremony, commented at a press tour hosted by the Television Critics Association (TCA) that the host will return for this year’s awards ceremony. No specific names were mentioned.
However, Kevin Hart of the U.S. comedy actor who had been decided to be a host of the Academy Award ceremony in 2007 dropped out of the ceremony due to a flare-up of his past tweets. The award ceremony was held without a host. As for Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment, it is hoped that a popular host will be appointed this year.
According to sources, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the awards, and Will Packer, the producer of the awards ceremony, are approaching Dwayne Johnson and other big names in Hollywood. Chris Rock, a popular American comedian who has hosted the event in the past, has also been approached. However, due to the spread of the Omicron strain of the new coronavirus, it is difficult to read the future situation and they have not been able to get a firm commitment. It is also said that the idea of the three stars taking turns as hosts is being considered.
The nominations for the 94th Academy Awards will be announced on February 8 (local time), and the award ceremony will be held on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.