Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes to host the Oscars
LOS ANGELES: Comedy actors Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will host the Academy Awards ceremony in March, Hollywood publication Variety and other media outlets reported .
The actors are finalizing details and an announcement will be made on Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Variety said. ABC, owned by Walt Disney Co, will broadcast the Oscars ceremony on March 27.
The film industry’s highest honors, which are handed out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, have not had a host since 2018. The 2021 Oscars ceremony was scaled down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Netflix Inc’s gothic Western, “The Power of the Dog,” leads the field of this year’s Oscar nominations with 12 nods, followed by science-fiction epic “Dune” with 10.
Representatives for the actors, the academy and ABC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.