Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes & Regina Hall Totally Nailed It at This Year's Oscars

Comedy queens Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall and Amy Schumer brought down the house at the 2022 Oscars—a welcome change after three years of host-less ceremonies.

The trio made history as they took the stage to host Hollywood's biggest night and, as expected, there was no shortage of playful roasts and chuckle-worthy jokes. From the moment they stepped out, they launched into their first bit, which included a very enthusiastic introduction from DJ Khaled. And after the welcoming applause, they took a few digs at Hollywood, briefly addressing racism and sexism in Hollywood. (Yep, they went there.)

"This year the Academy hired three women to host because it’s cheaper than hiring one man,” Schumer said. “I’m representing unbearable white women who call the cops when you get too loud."

Meanwhile, Hall and Sykes didn't pull any punches as they poked fun at a few actors. For instance, there was Samuel L. Jackson's lack of variety in his roles (Sykes recommended he do a rom-com with Jenifer Lewis called When This MoFo Met That MoFo), and Hall called out LeBron James's hair in Space Jam. After Sykes commented that "Black Twitter" would take a liking to that joke, Schumer asked, "What's that?," which got plenty of laughs from the star-studded audience.

The fun didn't end there, though. Throughout the rest of the ceremony, the ladies took a few shots at the nominees, including Netflix's The Power of the Dog and King Richard. While speaking on the latter, Schumer said, “After years of Hollywood ignoring women, we finally got a movie about the incredible Williams sisters’ … dad.”

And of course, we can't forget about Hall's most daring bit, where she delivered a fake announcement to get some male actors to take an "emergency COVID-19 test," including Bradley Cooper, Timothée Chalamet and Tyler Perry.

Fingers crossed we'll see this power trio wow us again at next year's ceremony.

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