After three years without one, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed this week that the next Oscars ceremony will return to having a host. Previously the last host for the Oscars was Jimmy Kimmel back in 2018 but the three events that took place since then have been without a guide, something that had only happened five times previously in the entire history of the event. So with the news out there that a host is happening, but who it might be still a mystery, The Academy decided to have some fun online and ask who fans wanted to see, the suggestions they got were as chaotic as they were genius.
In a tweet, they wrote: “Hypothetically, if we asked you who would you want to host the Oscars, and this is strictly hypothetical, who would it hypothetically be?” Answers ranged from the sensible, like Steve Martin & Martin Short, to the outlandish but funny, Elmo and Rocco, all the way to the “they wouldn’t date,” like Mel Gibson. We’ve collected some of the best responses to the prompt below and will be keeping a close eye on if The Academy actually takes any of these very serious suggestions to heart. The ball is in your court now AMPAS.
This year’s Academy Awards are scheduled to take place on March 27th and will be broadcast on ABC. Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic though it’s unclear what form the ceremony will take, especially after last year’s reduced capacity event.
(Cover Photo by Matt Petit – Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
He did it once before…
James Corden but he HAS to wear the Cats costume pic.twitter.com/opbGz6EJ4k
— Michael (@mickdamick_) January 13, 2022
Man of the people
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) January 13, 2022
Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey MacGuire
— dylan (@dylanmc82) January 13, 2022
We’ve BEEN saying this
— Drew Struzan (@DrewStruzan) January 13, 2022
Only Murders in the Building now streaming on Hulu
Martin short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez!!!
— ashley (@hhaIsey) January 13, 2022
I just wanna have a good time
Matthew McConaughey in character as Moondog https://t.co/9PpdPcJT0I
— TAPE (@tapemachines) January 13, 2022
He USED to be a piece of…
The only answer pic.twitter.com/lFMIjmbNYf
— Dan Bowman (@Dan_Bowman) January 13, 2022
Can you even imagine
Eric Andre and Nathan Fielder https://t.co/7Yj1Y4GbDx
— Caleb Wallace (@calebAwallace) January 13, 2022