Will Pete Davidson host The Oscars? SNL star’s people ‘are talking to producers’ as 94th Academy Awards will have emcee for first time in four years… amid Kim Kardashian romance
Pete Davidson is in talks to become host of the 94th Annual Academy Awards.
The 28-year-old Saturday Night Live star is being eyed to host The Oscars according to Page Six on Wednesday.
A source said of the comedian who is currently dating Kim Kardashian: ‘His people are talking to producers.’
Interesting: Pete Davidson (seen in September) is in talks to become host of the 94th Annual Academy Awards according to Page Six on Wednesday
Golden: The report comes at an interesting time as the previous day it was reported this year’s Oscars ceremony is set to be fronted by a main host again for the first time in four years
The report comes at an interesting time as the previous day it was reported this year’s Oscars ceremony is set to be fronted by a main host again for the first time in four years.
The announcement was made Tuesday by Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirming: ‘You heard it here first.’
Davidson may face a bit of competition over the gig as The Hollywood Reporter claims that Academy bosses have ‘reached out’ to Tom Holland over the possibility of the actor doing the honors.
And the hosting gig goes to: The announcement regarding the host was made Tuesday by Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirming: ‘You heard it here first.
The Spider-Man star has also expressed interest in the gig.
‘If they ask me to, I would, and it would be very fun,’ he said in December.
The 94th Academy Awards is scheduled to air on ABC March 27.
Jimmy Kimmel was the last person to host the Oscars back in 2018, for a second year in a row.
In it to win it? Spider-Man star Tom Holland has expressed interest in doing the honors, which is being considered by the Academy
Craig Erwich was speaking during ABC’s portion of the Television Critics Association virtual press tour, according to THR.
He provided no further details, but joked: ‘It might be me.’
It was also announced that Glenn Weiss will direct the Oscars telecast, marking his seventh consecutive time doing so.
The Oscars were handed out by celebrity presenters but had no host in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Ratings for the telecast have fallen in recent years, dropping to a record low of 10.4 million people in the United States in 2021. Viewership of other awards shows also has declined.
Ready to roll: The 94th Academy Awards is set to air on ABC March 27
ABC said in a statement that the 2022 Oscars will take place again at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Last year, the awards moved to the historic Union Station train station in downtown Los Angeles with a small crowd of nominees and guests to protect against COVID.
Nominations for the Oscars will be announced on Feb. 8.