Hulu’s Craig Erwich on His Strong Awards Showing, and Whether Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short Might Host the Oscars (Exclusive)

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Hulu’s Craig Erwich on His Strong Awards Showing, and Whether Steve Martin, Selena Gomez and Martin Short Might Host the Oscars (Exclusive)
Wearing his network hat on Tuesday, Hulu Originals and ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich made news by revealing that the 2022 Oscars would include a host for the first time in three years. A day later, switching to his streaming cap, Erwich was back on the phone with Variety, touting Hulu’s haul of SAG Awards nominations.

Key among Hulu’s SAG nods is the hit comedy “Only Murders in the Building,” starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez.

Cue lightbulb flashing. Wouldn’t those stars be the perfect choice for Oscar hosts, and they’re sitting right there, in Disney Synergy Land, for all to see? Martin, Short and Gomez could show off their SAG Award-nominated chemistry to the Oscar stage, bringing laughs, music and appeal to a wide range of demographics. It’s almost too good to be true.

And yes, Erwich likes the idea. Martin has hosted the Oscars three times,
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