Who Is Hosting the Oscars 2021? Here’s What We Know

Hollywood’s biggest night — the 2021 Oscars — is almost here. The TV event will honor the biggest and best movies in the last year, which could include Mank, The Father, Judas and the Black MessiahSound of Metal, and Promising Young Woman, among others. But who is the host of the Oscars 2021? Get the rundown on the ceremony here.

An Academy Award winner's hand holding an Oscar statue in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California
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The 2021 Oscars will be host-less — again

Ever since Kevin Hart’s Oscar-hosting gig went up in flames in 2018, the Academy Awards has been without a host. That trend will continue in 2021. However, there will be various presenters handing out trophies.

Back in March, a source told Deadline: “The upcoming Oscars will not have a single host and producers have made offers to talent they hope will come in to present the categories for the 93rd Oscar cast on April 25. The plan is for high-profile presenters to deal out the awards on a rotating basis.”

The first batch of 2021 Oscar presenters was announced in early April. Among them is Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Harrison Ford, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, and Renée Zellweger (via Vanity Fair).

“In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh said in a statement shared with Vanity Fair. “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.”

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The 2021 Oscars will bring the theatrics

Previously, Soderbergh said the show will “look like a movie” and that everyone who graces the stage will “feel like characters in a film.” 

“And in the end you’ll know who everybody was and what they wanted,” Soderbergh added to Vanity Fair. “You’ll have a connection to everyone in this show. What we want to do is have this three-hour movie in which some awards are given out.”

As far as the location, Entertainment Weekly reports that it’ll be filmed between the Union Station and Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Exact details have yet to be revealed, but a representative for the Oscars told the outlet the team “is determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate.” The spokesperson noted that they will put on the “in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic.”

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How to watch the 2021 Oscars

If you plan on tuning in to the Oscars, you can watch it at 8 p.m. ET on April 25 on ABC. You’ll also be able to find it on streaming services such as Hulu and YouTube with the Live TV add-on. Either way, it sounds like we all will definitely be in for a treat when the show airs!