According to reports, Tom Holland has been asked to host the Oscars in 2022. Holland, who made his breakout as the local friendly Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War in 2016, was most recently seen in Spider-Man: No Way Home, the box office behemoth and the long-awaited third installment in his Spider-Man trilogy.
The superhero film, which has been a hit with both crowds and reviewers, has begun its campaign to earn No Way Home an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Following his roles in Spider-Man and 2021’s Chaos Walking, the British actor will next be seen as Nathan Drake in the next Uncharted adaptation.
Other films have begun their Oscar nomination campaigns with Spider-Man: No Way Home. After getting increasingly negative feedback regarding the presenters and format in recent years, the Oscars event has undergone various adjustments in recent years. Due to the pandemic, the event in 2021 was conducted in April rather than February, and participation was down more than 50% from the ceremony in 2020.
Kevin Hart was set to host the 2019 ceremony, but he pulled out after homophobic remarks he made in the past resurfaced. The Oscars ceremony went on without a host that year, and it hasn’t had one since.
The Academy is now looking for a host for the 2022 ceremony, according to THR, and in-demand British actor Holland is in the running. THR says that the Academy did “call out to [Holland] to explore that possibility” after the 25-year-old British actor showed interest in hosting the Oscars one day in an article announcing that the 2019 ceremony will have a host. It’s unclear when the Academy approached Holland or whether the conversations were productive.