The 2022 Oscars will have a host

The last host was Jimmy Kimmel in 2018.

ByStephen Iervolino via via logo
January 11, 2022, 3:28 PM

This year's 94th annual Academy Awards will have a host once again.

"You heard it here first," said Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, at the virtual Television Critics Association press confab Tuesday.

The telecast is being produced by Will Packer and directed by Glenn Weiss. Jimmy Kimmel was the show's last host in 2018.

The Oscars ran without a host for the first time in 2019, following a Twitter controversy that resulted in Kevin Hart pulling out. Ratings improved over the previous year but dipped in 2020.

The 2021 ceremony, which was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, saw a sharp drop in ratings.

The 94th Annual Academy Awards will air March 27 on ABC. Nominations will be announced Feb. 8.

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