The Academy Awards will have a host for the primary time since 2018 and return to their longtime house on the Dolby Theatre, broadcaster ABC stated on Tuesday. While different awards exhibits have been postponed due to a surge in COVID-19 instances, Walt Disney Co’s ABC stated plans stay in place to carry the Oscars, the very best movie honors, on March 27 in Los Angeles.
This 12 months’s ceremony will have a host, ABC Entertainment President Craig Erwich stated at a Television Critics Association occasion. He offered no particulars. “It might be me,” he joked. The Oscars have been handed out by movie star presenters however had no host in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Ratings for the telecast have fallen in current years, dropping to a document low of 10.4 million individuals in the United States in 2021. Viewership of different awards exhibits additionally has declined.
Fans of British actor Tom Holland have advised he ought to host this 12 months’s Oscars after the smash success of his film ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ probably along with his co-star Zendaya. Holland informed The Hollywood Reporter in December that he would “love” to host the awards. “If they ask me to, I would, and it would be very fun,” he stated. Previous hosts have included late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and comedians Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres.
ABC stated in a assertion that the 2022 Oscars will happen once more on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Last 12 months, the awards moved to the historic Union Station practice station in downtown Los Angeles with a small crowd of nominees and company to guard in opposition to COVID. Nominations for the Oscars will be introduced on February 8.
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