The Oscar is finally going to have a host in 2022 but unfortunately, it’ll not be “Encanto” songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2022.
After three years of hostless Oscar ceremonies, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is eyeing several hosts for the 2022 award show. Jimmy Kimmel was the last host in 2018.
As per Variety, the team behind this year’s ceremony has reached out to several A-listers to host the show together.
Previously, “Hamilton” creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda has also been offered to host the award ceremony but the star has turned down the offer.
While having a conversation with the PEOPLE, Miranda mentioned the offer to host the ceremony and explained why he turned down such a good opportunity.
He said “I have said no in the past. I really don’t think that that’s my skill set,”
“It’s not something I’m comfortable doing, hosting, mainly because I’ve been lucky enough to work with incredible hosts.” He continued.
“I’ve written for Neil Patrick Harris, I’ve written his opening numbers and closing numbers for the Tonys. That is a whole other thing. He is a genius at that, he and Hugh Jackman. I actually don’t think… that’s something I feel confident in.”
Miranda also revealed that he is willing to work with the hosts in behind-the-scenes roles as he did for Harris at the Tony’s.
“I’m happy to write for the host, but I don’t know that… I wouldn’t feel comfortable hosting,” he said.