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Whoopi! Neil! A Roundup of the Best Oscars Hosts Over the Years

After having no host for the past three years of Oscars, the 94th Oscars ceremony is promised to be a refreshing change and a record when it comes to hosting. Comedians Wandy Sykes and Amy Schumer, and award-winning actress, Regina Hall, will all be hosting the 2022 Oscars. For the first time ever, three women will emcee the Academy Awards. “We want people to have a good time,” the three hosts said in a joint statement. “It’s been a while.”

This will be the first time hosting the Oscars for all three women. “Imagine having one of the funniest women in comedy today hosting the Oscars … Now, multiply that by three,” Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment said in a statement. This year’s show is set to air on Sunday, March 27.

The producer of this year’s show, Will Packer, also provided some insight on the decision. “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.”

The Academy Awards first went hostless in response to the scandal surrounding comedian Kevin Hart. After the Ride Along actor was initially asked to host in 2019, homophobic tweets he wrote in the past surfaced, and he stepped down from the leading gig. At the time, Us Weekly reported it was the first time the Oscars would operate without a host guiding the event since March of 1989. It looks like there might not be a host for the foreseeable future.

For what it’s worth, the 2019 show pretty much went off without a hitch. This led producers to decide that it was the right choice for the following years.

But it hasn’t been all bad when it comes to Oscars hosts. In fact, a few people have been pretty memorable! We decided to take a look back at some of the best hosts over the years.

Take a look at our gallery below to see who we picked as the best Oscars hosts over the years, in no particular order.

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