The Oscars will have three hosts on March 27: actresses Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes. This announcement was made Tuesday by the organizers, who are striving to bring viewers back to this high mass of cinema with a declining audience. It will be the first time since 2018 that the Oscars will have one host, and the first time since 1987 that they will have three. The fact that three women are in charge of presenting the prestigious annual meeting of the American cinema industry is, for its part, a first in the history of the Oscars. “This year’s ceremony is about uniting moviegoers. That’s why we’ve lined up three of the most dynamic and hilarious women with very different comedic styles,” show producer Will Packer said in a statement. . “We want people to be prepared to have a good time. It’s been a long time,” said the three actresses, quoted in the same press release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel was the last to present the Oscars in 2018. The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC and will return to Hollywood and its traditional Dolby Theater this year. Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Academy to hold the gala evening in the large central Los Angeles train station, with a reduced scale, in accordance with health rules. The television broadcast, without a master of ceremonies, had gathered around ten million spectators, a drop of 56% compared to 2020 which had already recorded a historically low audience. On Monday, the Oscars announced the creation of a People’s Choice Award which will celebrate the most popular film of the season next month and which will be decided via a vote organized on Twitter, a decision likely intended to attract a new audience of faithful.