The Academy for Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, March 27, at 5 p.m. It will be the first time the three actresses have hosted the ceremony.
“This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers. It’s apropos that we’ve lined up three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles,” show producer Will Packer said. “I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well. Many surprises are in store. Expect the unexpected.”
Award-nominated actor and producer Hall will star in the upcoming “Master,” on which she also served as executive producer. Hall is also a producer and star of “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul,” recently appeared in the series “Nine Perfect Strangers” and starred in the feature film “Girls Trip.”
“We want people to get ready to have a good time,” Hall added. “It’s been a while.”
Schumer is an Emmy, Peabody and Critics Choice Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. She is a writer, director, executive producer and star of the upcoming comedy series “Life and Beth,” and starred in “The Humans,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Trainwreck,” which she also wrote.
Sykes is an Emmy-winning writer, comedian, actor and producer. She created the comedy series “The Upshaws” and can be seen in the upcoming series “History of the World, Part II.” Her credits also include the stand-up special “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal,” “The Other Two” and “Monster-in-Law.”
“We’re invigorated by Will’s vision for this year’s Oscars: celebrating movie lovers alongside moviemakers and spotlighting fan favorites that prove how cinema can unite us all,” Academy president David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement. “Hosting this star-studded party are three powerful, funny women inviting us to laugh and cheer for the year’s best and brightest in film.”
The 94th Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC. For information, visit oscars.org.
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