Wanda Sykes says she will never host the Oscars again

It may seem like hosting a ceremony like the Oscars is a great honor, but except certain comedians and showman that they have repeated on several occasions, most of the artists who have presented the gala at some point later, have regretted having made that decision and feel that they would never agree to do so again. The last to express it has been the comedian Wanda Sykes, who was the co-host of the event along with Amy Schumer y Regina Hall.

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Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall hosted the 2022 Oscars

It was the first edition presented by a group of women, while in the last edition, the mission fell on the side of a regular on the red carpet, Jimmy Kimmel. While promoting her new Netflix special, I’m an EntertainerSykes called the experience of being present at Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock a “traumatizing” situation. “No. I don’t think so,” the artist told Variety. Sykes assured that it was not a bad experience at all since he was accompanied by her two colleagues, but when he was inferred by the possibility of presenting it alone, he was very clear with his refusal. At the time of her, she was very critical of the statuette winner’s attitude, like other industry actors like Jim Carrey, she called the Academy’s reaction “disgusting”:

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Will Smith beats up Chris Rock at the Oscars. (AFP)

“I know Will apologized to Chris, but I think…we were the hosts. This is our home, we invite you in, we’ll take care of you all tonight and make sure you have a good time. And no one has apologized to us and we worked very hard to put that show together. I’m like, with the industry itself thinking ‘What the hell is this?’”

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From left to right; Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall

The rejection of a return to conduct the ceremony comes from a long time ago. Last summer he already assured that, although presenting the Oscars had been an honor, he had no interest in revisiting the space in that condition. “I think it’s something you want to do, you do it once. And I don’t know if I’d like to do it again.”he said at the time to Entertainment Weekly.

In addition to participating in the television series The Other Two, Wanda Sykes is recognized for her work as a voice actor. She voiced her to Linda on the canceled Velma and was Phee Genoa in the Star Wars series, The bad consignment. His future is full of television projects such as the series of Yellowstone, the upshaw family y Wanda at Large.

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