Why Pete Davidson Is Reportedly Unlikely To Host 2022 Oscars
Pete Davidson will not host the 2022 Oscars. For the past three years, the Academy Awards has aired without a host. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences decided that it would be the first time since 1989 without a host after Kevin Hart quit the post. ABC followed this model and continued the show for two more years without hosting.
AMPAS has announced that the 2022 Oscars will have a host. After Glen Weiss was appointed to the show’s seventh consecutive year, this announcement came from AMPAS. The awards show, a mainstay on broadcast television, has always been the most anticipated event in the film industry. Despite the pandemic, ABC’s ratings for the awards program saw their lowest ever. AMPAS seeks new ways to revive interest in the program and increase viewership. Davidson is a leading contender for this position.
Variety says that Davidson’s chances of hosting the Oscars are low. The Oscars are broadcast on ABC, and Davidson is a member of Saturday Night Live. Davidson hosting would essentially promote a competitor network. The actor/comedian was recently praised for hosting Miley Cyrus’ New Year’s Eve special. Although his profile is very high, ABC seems more comfortable with the Disney host selection.
Recently, the Academy sent out a tweet to its followers asking who they would like to see host the Academy Awards. The responses ranged from Elmo Warwick to Dionne Warwick. Tom Holland is a high-profile candidate for the hosting position. He has been making social media waves. Spider-Man sets box-office records and is contracted by Disney. This choice is not easy as many Oscars hosts are comedians with years of improv experience. Throughout the years, Holland’s interviews and appearances on talk shows have charmed audiences.
Many speculate that the star trio of Only murders in the Building (Selena Gomez and Martin Short) will be asked to take on the duties. Hulu received the show with positive reviews, and it continues to be nominated for prestigious awards. High viewership is essential for the host. It is best to select someone approachable and add value to the event. AMPAS has not yet announced the host. The nominees will be announced in February, and the event will take place on March 27th so that the host can be announced anytime now.