Friday, July 1, 2022
CLOSE
 
Two Women of Color Co-Host 94th Academy Awards
By Lapacazo Sandoval, Contributing Writer
Published March 24, 2022

Regina Hall (Derek Wood)

The 94th Academy Awards returns March 27, with three co-hosts, two of which are African-American women: Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer.

Let’s not forgot that the award ceremony is produced by Will Packer and Shayla Cowan, and will air live from the Dolby Theatre on ABC.

We are predicting that the show will be well received, despite the controversy regarding the trimmed-down event due to the pandemic. This year, in an effort to keep safe all attendees in the audience need to show proof of vaccination and at least two negative PCR tests. Performers and presenters, however, will only be required to undergo testing before taking the stage.

ADVERTISEMENT

The list of familiar faces taking the stage on Oscars night continues to grow but at the time of filing confirmed presenters include Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) who won the best-supporting-actor award (2021) for his role as Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Zoë Kravitz (“Catwoman in The Batman”), Lupita Nyong’ who won an Oscar for her feature film debut in “12 Years A Slave,” Rosie Perez who was nominated for the best supporting actress (1993) for “Fearless,” Wesley Snipes (“White Men Can’t Jump”) and Chris Rock, a two-time Oscar host who will soon be seen in David O. Russell’s next film.

Wanda Sykes (Derek Wood)

This past weekend Oscar watchers followed two awards ceremonies that often predict key categories. The Directors Guild of America Awards awarded Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”) as Best Director.  And across the pond, the BAFTA Awards, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, “The Power of the Dog,” also won the best film.

In the documentary category “Summer of Soul” won. Will Smith  won Best Actor for “King Richard,” Afro-Latina, and proud lesbian, Ariana Debose won Best Supporting Actress for “West Side Story.”

The award season is coming to an end, with Oscar voting getting underway on March 17. The industry buzz to win Best Picture is leaning towards Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” which is currently playing on Netflix and Best Actor for Will Smith.

The Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles,  on ABC on March 27 at 8 p.m. E.T./5 p.m. P.T.

 

ADVERTISEMENT
Categories: Entertainment | Movies
Tags: | | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
89 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2022 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »