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After three years, the previously unhosted Oscars will have an emcee for the movie’s biggest night. The Academy Awards announced in an executive session of the TCA on Tuesday that they will indeed have a host for the 94th ceremony, following Kevin Hart’s departure in 2019. Who will host, you will ask? It’s still in the air. THR reported that Spider ManTom Holland has expressed interest in organizing the awards ceremony, and the Academy has contacted him to “explore this possibility”. “What kind of idiot wouldn’t host the Oscars?” Holland said on the hypothetical occasion. Lots of people, Tom! Deadline previously referred to as the “Merciless” concert, with prominent celebrities deriving their name from the consideration for the job in previous years. Hart left the hosting gig three days after it was announced when old homophobic tweets from him surfaced online. The Academy reportedly wanted him to return to host the show if he “expressed interest in returning”, but declined the offer, resulting in a hostless event.
Awards for the awards hit a new low last year, so perhaps going back to their old ways will play a vital role in a revival of the Academy. The Oscars will also return to the Dolby Theater, a venue that has already hosted twenty shows since 2002, after taking place at Union Station in Los Angeles last year. Nominations for the awards will be announced on February 8 and the ceremony will take place on Sunday March 27, broadcast on ABC.