After announcing this week that the next Oscar party will finally have an emcee, ABC Entertainment and Hulu Originals president Craig Erwich cast doubt on Thursday over a possible three-way with the cast of series Only Murders in the Building — Steve Martin, Martin Short et Selena Gomez.
Craig Erwich told the American magazine Variety like the idea of the trio to take on the role, but the final decision is not entirely up to him as it has to be made in concert with the Academy, Oscar producer (Will Packer) as well as ABC.
Steve Martin has hosted the ceremony three times in the past, in addition to having been a presenter on numerous occasions.
The evening of the Oscars had not had a master of ceremonies since 2018. Last year, the pandemic had forced the Academy of Arts and Sciences of the cinema to hold the gala evening in the large train station in central Los Angeles , with a TV broadcast without a host.
This 94e edition is scheduled for March 27, when the Oscars will return to Hollywood and their traditional Dolby Theater.