On Tuesday the trio was officially named host of the upcoming 94th Academy Awards during the “Good Morning America” telecast.
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,” Schumer said in a video shown on “GMA.” This is the first time in Oscars’ history that three women have hosted the show — though it’s not the first time more than one person has been enlisted for the job.
On Tuesday, Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement that they felt “invigorated” by producer Will Packer‘s vision for the show, starting with the hosts. “This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers,” added Packer.
“It’s apropos that we’ve lined up three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles. I know the fun Regina, Amy and Wanda will be having will translate to our audience as well.
Hall worked with Packer on the 2017 film Girls Trip. And Schumer and Sykes each have a connection with ABC, the Oscars’ broadcasting partner: Schumer has a show, Life & Beth, coming to Hulu, which shares ABC’s parent company, Disney; Sykes has been associated with Black-ish, which airs on ABC.
The Oscars telecast is coming off its lowest-rated telecast since it first hit the air in 1953.