The Dolby Theatre is transformed to host the Academy Awards. Photo by John Schreiber.
The Dolby Theatre is transformed to host the Academy Awards. Photo by John Schreiber.
The Guessing Game is on. Producers of the 2016 Academy Awards on ABC have revealed that two hosts will be involved, not the usual single comedic star.

But they aren’t saying which two.

Producer David Hill, being helped by Reginald Hudlin, told Entertainment Weekly that a well-known duo are in mind.

The speculation began immediately.

Entertainment Weekly supposed Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of Key & Peele, or Amy Poehler and Tina Fey of SNL (and other shows) fame.

“Two is better than one,” Hill said. “Just imagine, you’re in there. One of your hosts drops dead from cardiac arrest. What do you do? Second host goes on! And you keep going. … Note to self. Check out their heart rates.”

It would be the fourth time in 30 years that the Oscars have had multiple hosts — after James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011), Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin (2010) and Chevy Chase, Paul Hogan and Goldie Hawn (1987).

Prophecies on EW’s site included:

  • “Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence”
  • “Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrel, or Wiig and Bill Hader”
  • “Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake”
  • “Would also be cool if the hosting duo was Stewart and Colbert.”

But also cautions:

  • “As long as Neil Patrick Harris isn’t involved, it should be fine.”
  • “One host? 2 hosts? 8 hosts? The key is ‘The writing. The writing. The writing.'”

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