The Oscars will be hosted for the first time since 2018 and will return to their longtime home at the Dolby Theater, ABC reported on Tuesday (January 11th).
While other awards ceremonies have been postponed due to the influx of Covid-19 cases, the ABC has indicated that there are no changes to the plan to hold the Oscars, the highest film honors, on March 27 in Los Angeles.
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by ABC Entertainment President Craig Erwich at a Television Critics Association event. He did not give any details.
“Maybe it’s me,” he jokes.
The statuettes were handed over by celebrities, but there was no presenter in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The ratings of the television program have dropped in the last few years, falling to a record low of 10.4 million people in the United States in 2021. Attendance at other award-winning events also declined.
Fans of British actor Tom Holland have suggested he host this year’s gala evening following the hugely successful “Spider-Man: Away from Home”, possibly with his partner Zendaya.