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Oscars: Regina Hall Seeks Hosting Advice From Whoopi Goldberg

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on March 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST
Updated on March 12, 2022 at 10:28 AM EST

Regina Hall is gearing up to host the Oscars!

This year, the prestigious award ceremony will have three iconic hosts as the renowned actress is set to grace the stage alongside the comedic pair Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes.

In an interview with ET, the "Girls Trip" star revealed that she couldn't wait to host the event after receiving excellent advice from Whoopi Goldberg.

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Regina Hall Got Hosting Advice From Comedy Icon Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg seen posing with the twins as leaving the view in NYC

When Hall thought about seeking advice for the Academy Awards, only one person came to mind, and that individual was none other than Goldberg, a 4-time Oscars host.

While talking to Rachel Smith, the Hollywood sensation sang the entertainment veteran's praises as she recalled their conversation. The 51-year-old said:

"The thing with Whoopi is she's so generous...The biggest thing [she said] was to have fun and celebrate why you're there. Celebrate the nominees, the movies, the films, and keep the show moving."

Although the "Sister Act" star's suggestions weren't new to the younger entertainer, the actress remained impressed by Goldberg's words because she understood that the EGOT winner wanted her to have fun.

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This year's Oscars would undoubtedly be an exciting occasion as the "Scary Movie" actress, and her fellow co-hosts have established themselves as some of the industry's funniest women.

Regarding their relationship, Hall admitted that preparing for the upcoming event with Schumer and Sykes has been nothing short of amazing as the dynamic pair were "generous."

On that note, the Washington native explained that the gifted trio planned on creating a "fun and celebratory night of movies" that would leave a lasting impression on the audience. In her words:

"It's historical, you know, to have three women [hosting], and it's Women's History Month, so we are like, 'This is all coming together.' It's a fun time, and it's also interesting to see how great their minds are, you know?"

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Regina Hall at the 50th NAACP Image Awards - Pressroom
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Naturally, having three talented women take the stage meant fans could expect to watch some orchestrated drama. However, "The Hate U Give" actress didn't spill any beans on the matter.

The TV personality jokingly stated that there would be "three different kinds of pots being stirred," so she couldn't divulge who among the hosts would go the extra mile at the ceremony.

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 27, and viewers can tune in to watch their favorite celebrities at the renowned event on the ABC network at 8 p.m. ET or 5 p.m. PT.

In addition to landing the Academy Awards history gig, Hall also starred in a new thriller named "Master." The caramel-glazed goddess portrayed the character Gail Bishop, a university professor.

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The plot revolved around the 51-year-old's role, who became the first-ever Black "Master" of a residence hall, but this promotion pushes Bishop into a battle against racism and supernatural forces.

The NAACP Award winner was drawn to this film, which debuted at 2022's Sundance Film Festival because she liked the idea of exploring racism in a horror/thriller setting.

That wasn't the only good news for the sensational actress, as she also had the opportunity to reunite with her "Best Man" castmates for an upcoming Peacock revival series.

The 94th Academy Awards Ceremony Is 'All About Uniting Movie Lovers'

Last month, The Blast reported that 2022's Academy Awards event would be the 94th Oscars, as well as the first time the ceremony would have a host since 2018.

To mark the official return of hosts at the prestigious affair, the organizers chose three talented women who had never hosted the show before.

In a press release, producer Will Packer revealed that the priority of this year's event was to bring movie lovers together. In his words, 

"This year’s show is all about uniting movie lovers. It’s apropos that we’ve lined up three of the most dynamic, hilarious women with very different comedic styles."

Packer added that he believed Hall, Schumer, and Sykes would be the breath of fresh air the show needed and assured fans that there were numerous surprises in store for the upcoming show.

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The three hosts also shared similar sentiments in a joint statement, where they confirmed their plans to ensure that everyone had a great time at the Oscars.

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