January 14, 2022 4:06PM EST
The stars of ‘Only Murders successful the Building’ were called an ‘iconic trio’ who would beryllium a ‘dream’ to instrumentality implicit arsenic MCs for the upcoming 2022 Academy Awards.
The much the merrier! Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short are reportedly being eyed to big the upcoming 2022 Academy Awards! Oscar organizers are said to beryllium excited astir the imaginable of uniting a young Hollywood heavyweight specified arsenic Selena with 2 comedic legends similar Steve and Martin connected signifier for the glamorous affair, per Variety. As each 3 starred connected Hulu’s mega deed Only Murders successful the Building and the grant amusement is being broadcast connected ABC, the prime would beryllium a immense triumph for Disney, who owns some companies.
“I mean, they are an iconic trio,” Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich said of Selena, Steve and Martin to the outlet. “They person wide appeal. Everybody loves them. They’d beryllium a dream. That said, there’s a batch of unthinkable endowment we’re considering. We’re having ongoing conversations with Will (Packer, Oscar producer) and the Academy astir it.”
The quality follows rumors of Pete Davidson’s sanction being tossed astir arsenic an aboriginal prime for MC. After the Oscars announced determination would beryllium a big aft 3 years without one, the Saturday Night Live prima was reportedly successful talks to instrumentality the job. However, an insider told Variety that lone an “informal conversation” took place, and thing came of it. As Pete is simply a immense gully for NBC connected SNL, it mightiness not beryllium the champion determination for competing web ABC to beforehand him.
Jimmy Kimmel served arsenic the past host of the Oscars, having emceed the ceremonial successful 2017 and 2018. Other celebrated hosts implicit the past decennary included James Franco/Anne Hathaway successful 2011, Billy Crystal successful 2012, Ellen DeGeneres successful 2014, Neil Patrick Harris successful 2015 and Chris Rock successful 2016. While hosting tin often beryllium a blight connected an entertainer’s resume (see Franco/Hathaway), the gig is inactive considered alternatively prestigious.
The last prime for who volition big the 2022 Oscars volition beryllium made by Packer, ABC executives and the Academy. Insiders told Variety that determination has been nary determination made yet, talks are ongoing and determination is “no frontrunner astatine this point.” Fingers crossed Selena, Steve and Martin fans!