Paris, 2022-01-11 14:48:53. The host of the Oscars will be held for the first time in three years
The Academy Awards will have a host for the first time since 2018 and will return to its longhouse at the Dolby Theater, ABC radio said Tuesday.
While other award shows have been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Walt Disney’s ABC said plans are still in place to hold the Academy Awards, the film’s highest honor, on March 27 in Los Angeles.
This year’s show will have a host, Craig Eroch, president of ABC Entertainment, said at a Television Critics Association event. He did not give details. “It might be me,” he joked.
The Oscars were handed out by popular broadcasters but no host in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Broadcast TV ratings have declined in recent years, dropping to a record 10.4 million people in the United States in 2021. Viewership of the other awards shows It also fell.
Fans of British actor Tom Holland have suggested he should host this year’s Academy Awards after the smash hit “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” likely with co-star Zendaya.
Holland told The Hollywood Reporter in December that he “loved” hosting the awards. “If they ask me to, I will,” he said, “and that would be very interesting.”
Previous hosts have included Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel and comedians Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres.
ABC said in a statement that the 2022 Academy Awards will once again be staged at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
Last year, the awards moved to the historic Union Station train station in downtown Los Angeles with a small crowd of nominees and guests for COVID protection.
The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8th.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwin; Editing by Jonathan Otis)
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