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Oscars 2022 show will have a host

The Academy Awards will have a host for the first time since 2018 and will return to their longtime home at the Dolby Theater, broadcaster ABC announced on Tuesday.

As other awards shows have been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, ABC’s of Walt Disney Co said plans remain in place to host the Oscars, the top cinematic honors, on the 27th. March in Los Angeles.

This year’s ceremony will have a host, ABC Entertainment chairman Craig Erwich said at a Television Critics Association event. He did not provide any details. “Maybe it’s me,” he joked.

The Oscars were presented by famous presenters but did not have a host in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Television ratings have plummeted in recent years, dropping to a record 10.4 million people in the world. United States in 2021. Audience of other awards shows also declined.

Fans of British actor Tom Holland have suggested he should host the Oscars this year after his film’s resounding success Spider-Man: No Path Home, possibly with her co-star Zendaya.

Holland told The Hollywood Reporter in December that he “would love” to host the awards. “If they ask me, I would, and that would be a lot of fun,” he said.

Previous hosts have included late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and comedians Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres.

ABC said in a statement that the 2022 Oscars will once again be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

Last year, the awards moved to the historic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles with a small crowd of nominees and guests to protect against COVID-19.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8.