After three years without an Oscar host, Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short, the actors of the series “Only Murder in the Building”, would be the big favorites to present this 94e editing.
Craig Erwich, president of “Hulu Originals” and “ABC Entertainment”, announced this Tuesday, January 11, that the 2022 Oscars will be animated for the first time in three years. In an interview with “ Variety the president welcomed Hulu’s numerous nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and hinted that he would like the trio from the series “Only Murders in the Building” to host the ceremony. “They are an iconic trio (…) We know this because “Only Murders in the Building” is our most watched comedy to date. They are very popular. Everyone loves them. It would be a dream. That said, there’s a lot of amazing talent we’re looking at. We have conversations with Will Packer and the academy about this. »
“Only Murders in the Building” received three SAG Award nominations. Steve Martin and Martin Short are both nominated for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. The series is also in the running in the category “best performance for an ensemble in a comedy series”.
“They are an iconic trio”
So, of course, the question arises: wouldn’t this trio be the perfect choice to host the Oscars? This would be an opportunity for the three actors to show their complicity by bringing a touch of humor to the evening. If Steve Martin has already presented the Oscars three times, it would be a first for Selena Gomez and Martin Short. Even if the idea seems promising, the final decision does not rest with the president of “Hulu Originals”. Indeed, it’s a decision the Academy, Oscar producer Will Packer and “ABC” must make together.
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While waiting to know the verdict, another piece of news should delight fans: the second season of “Only Murders in the Building” is currently filming. New actors join the cast including Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez’s best friend with whom she shares a tattoo in common.