Spider-Man Will Host the Oscars—If Twitter Gets its Way

The Academy asked Twitter who should host this year’s gala, and it wasn’t even close

After three years without an Oscars host, ABC has announced that it’s going to bring in a proper emcee to officiate the back-slapping extravaganza when it returns in March. Perhaps fearing a repeat of last year’s dismal display—in which an all-time low of just 10.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the ceremony, held at a train depot—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences turned to Twitter Wednesday to find out who the people want to see handing out the trophies this year.


Although the media has been betting heavily on Saturday Night Live star/Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend, Pete Davidson, as a likely contender—and there’s also good money on Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dwayne Johnson, to name a few—so far Twitter is overwhelmingly rooting for a super-powered, high-flying menage a trois featuring some combination of the stars of Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Another user thought it might make for a better party if Garfield and Maguire were replaced by Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet—and who could blame them?


Some romantics had more old-fashioned ideas.

While some just want a duo who would definitely bring the funny.


Another dream trio with fan support are Only Murders in the Building ensemble Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin.



Others may, or may not, have been trying to pick a fight.

Some folks, meanwhile, are already saying the Academy needs nothing more than an iron-fisted leader to lord over the mouthy celebrity horde.

And, as ever in Hollywood, there are people who are simply sick of people.

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