Pete Davidson Won’t Host The Oscars… But Selena Gomez Might Be With Steve Martin

After much recent speculation that he will host the 94th Annual Academy Awards, that doesn’t seem to be the case for Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.

Despite rumors that the 28-year-old has been in talks with Oscars producers, Variety reports that numerous sources have confirmed that he will not be the chosen protagonist of the iconic awards ceremony.

However, Selena Gomez and her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short could have a shot at the prestigious performance.

Not the Host: Pete Davidson, 28, will not host the 94th Annual Academy Awards due to his close relationship with rival network NBC; Pictured on November 8, 2021

Although an “informal conversation” took place between Davidson’s team and the producers, insiders claim it is “highly unlikely” that he will be chosen for the job due to his close association with NBC – a rival network of ABC, which will host the event. broadcasts.

However, the event still aims to bring in a younger crowd, and they may be able to achieve that with the help of 29-year-old Gomez.

Those involved with the Oscars are reportedly “intrigued” by the idea of ​​bringing the star and her co-stars to host the show.

New gig?  Selena Gomez, 29, and her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin, 76, and Martin Short, 71, may have a shot at the prestigious performance

New gig? Selena Gomez, 29, and her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin, 76, and Martin Short, 71, may have a shot at the prestigious performance

“I mean, they’re an iconic trio,” Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich told the publication.

“They have mass appeal. Everyone loves them. They would be a dream. That said, there’s a lot of incredible talent we’re considering. We have ongoing discussions with Will and the Academy about it,” he said, referring to Oscars producer Will Packer.

It wouldn’t be the first time on the Oscar stage for Martin, 76, who has hosted the event twice before.

The dream team: 'They have massive appeal.  Everyone loves them.  They would be a dream,

The dream team: ‘They have massive appeal. Everyone loves them. They would be a dream,” Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich said of the trio

The event will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022 and will be broadcast on ABC.

The news comes after it was reported on Wednesday that Davidson would be being watched to host the Oscars, according to Page Six.

A source said of the comedian who is currently dating Kim Kardashian: “His people are talking to producers.”

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Interesting: The news comes after it was reported Wednesday that Davidson (seen in September) was in talks to host the event according to Page Six

Interesting: The news comes after it was reported Wednesday that Davidson (seen in September) was in talks to host the event according to Page Six

Golden: The report came at an interesting time, as it was reported the previous day that this year's Oscar ceremony will once again be hosted by a main host for the first time in four years.

Golden: The report came at an interesting time, as it was reported the previous day that this year’s Oscar ceremony will once again be hosted by a main host for the first time in four years.

The report came at an interesting time, as it was reported the previous day that this year’s Oscar ceremony will once again be hosted by a main host for the first time in four years.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirming, “You heard it here first.”

Meanwhile, Davidson was seen Tuesday night on a hot date with 41-year-old SKIMS mogul Kardashian while they were pictured at favorite Italian restaurant Jon & Vinny’s in Los Angeles.

Loved up: Meanwhile, Davidson was seen Tuesday night on a hot date with 41-year-old SKIMS mogul Kardashian while they were pictured, favorite Italian restaurant Jon & Vinny's in Los Angeles

Loved up: Meanwhile, Davidson was seen Tuesday night on a hot date with 41-year-old SKIMS mogul Kardashian while they were pictured, favorite Italian restaurant Jon & Vinny’s in Los Angeles

Hot duo: The two have been romantically linked since Kim's SNL hosting gig in October and their relationship shows no signs of slowing down

Hot duo: The two have been romantically linked since Kim’s SNL hosting gig in October and their relationship shows no signs of slowing down

The two have been romantically linked since Kim’s SNL hosting gig in October and their relationship shows no signs of slowing down.

“Kim loves him so much. [Kim and Pete] are both very cuddly and affectionate with each other,” a source told People, while another insider shared with UsWeekly that the unlikely pair are starting to get “serious” with each other.

Davidson may face some competition over the performance, as The Hollywood Reporter claims Academy bosses Tom Holland are “in touch” about the actor’s honours.

And the hosting gig goes to: The host announcement was made Tuesday by Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirming: “You heard it here first.

And the hosting gig goes to: The host announcement was made Tuesday by Craig Erwich, president of Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment, confirming: “You heard it here first.

The Spider-Man star has also expressed interest in the gig.

“If they asked me to, I would, and that would be great fun,” he said in December.

Jimmy Kimmel was the last person to host the Oscars in 2018, for the second year in a row.

Participate to win?  Spider-Man star Tom Holland has expressed interest in doing the honors, which is being considered by the Academy

Participate to win? Spider-Man star Tom Holland has expressed interest in doing the honors, which is being considered by the Academy

Craig Erwich spoke during ABC’s portion of the Television Critics Association’s virtual press tour, according to THR.

He gave no further details, but joked, “Maybe it’s me.”

It was also announced that Glenn Weiss will direct the Oscars broadcast, marking his seventh consecutive year.

The Oscars were presented by celebrity hosts but did not host in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Viewership for the broadcast has fallen in recent years, reaching an all-time low of 10.4 million people in the United States in 2021. Viewership of other awards shows has also declined.

Ready to Roll: The 94th Academy Awards Airs on ABC March 27

Ready to Roll: The 94th Academy Awards Airs on ABC March 27

ABC said in a statement that the 2022 Oscars will once again take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater.

Last year, the awards moved to the historic Union Station train station in downtown Los Angeles with a small crowd of nominees and guests to protect themselves from COVID.

Nominations for the Oscars will be announced on February 8.

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