The trio will preside over the 94th Academy Awards broadcast, becoming the first time the telecast has had a host since 2018: "I better go watch some movies," Schumer said.
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The Oscars will have a host — actually, make that three hosts — for the first time in over four years, as the Academy announced that Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer will preside over the 2022 ceremony.

The trio will helm the program from producer Will Packer, who called the team "three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles" who will bring a distinct flair to the program, as revealed Tuesday by Good Morning America.

"I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea, but, I am hosting the Oscars along with my good friends Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. I better go watch some movies," Schumer said in a video message on the talk show, while Sykes and Hall added in a joint statement: "We want people to get ready to have a good time. It's been a while."

Until now, the ceremony remained hostless after Kevin Hart — announced in 2018 as the 2019 broadcast host — stepped down from the role following controversy surrounding the comedian's past usage of homophobic and transphobic comments. He later issued an apology amid voicing a commitment to "evolving" as a person.

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Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer will host the 2022 Oscars.
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Longtime ABC talk show personality Jimmy Kimmel was the last person to individually host the Oscars telecast back in 2018 at a ceremony that saw Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water win Best Picture.

The 2021 ceremony, which was held at the end of April after the longest Oscar season in history, included a revolving door of presenters such as Regina King, Laura Dern, Riz Ahmed, Brad Pitt, Zendaya, and more segueing into different portions of the show, though there was no one designated host.

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Amid record lows across the board for awards ceremonies that aired throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 telecast registered some of the lowest ratings in Academy Awards history with only 10.4 million viewers tuning in to watch Chloé Zhao make history as the first woman of color to win Best Director for helming the Best Picture victor Nomadland.

The Academy unveiled Monday a measure that could help combat declining audience interest, as it has implemented a new Twitter initiative that asks fans to vote for the best movie of 2021, which will later be revealed as a "fan-favorite film" winner during the broadcast. AMPAS voters, however, this year lifted Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog to the front of the pack with a leading 12 overall nods, followed by critical favorites like Dune, Belfast, King Richard, West Side Story, and more.

Tune in to ABC to see which films win at the 2022 Oscars on Sunday, March 27. See the full list of nominees here.

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