This editor has no idea when the Academy Awards are going to be on and recognizes two of the three co-hosts. He also couldn’t name any of the Best Picture nominees. Oscar viewership in 2021 suffered a massive 51 percent drop from the previous year, and nothing they’ve done would suggest that number won’t plummet again. But co-host Amy Schumer would like to find a way to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Skype into the awards show and speak to the assembled elite.
Amy Schumer is trying to find a way to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky virtually attend the Oscars amid Russia's invasion of his country.https://t.co/kM6U2A6BS0
— CNN (@CNN) March 21, 2022
“I actually pitched, I wanted to find a way to have Zelensky satellite in or make a tape or something just because there are so many eyes on the Oscars,” Schumer said during an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” where she was promoting the 94th Academy Awards.
Schumer continued: “I think it’s a great opportunity to at least comment on a couple of things. I have some jokes that kind of highlight the sort of current condition. I mean, there are so many awful things happening that it seems hard to focus on which one.”
There are so many awful things happening … like Schumer having some jokes.
We really need @rickygervais to present the Oscars right now.
— Harry Bradley (@bradahazz) March 21, 2022
This is her best comedy work to date
— Matador Mentality (@matadormntality) March 21, 2022
If attending the oscars over a zoom call doesn't show people how serious the situation in ukraine is, then I don't know what will…
— Nugget, Non-GMO, 1 ea (@Turbonugget13) March 21, 2022
Three hours of Amy Schumer? Zelensky has been through enough.
— Warren (@swd2) March 21, 2022
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) March 21, 2022
As I am sure he might appreciate the notion, I’m equally certain he has more important things to tend to.
— Timothy A. Johnson (@tajtwtr) March 21, 2022
He’s probably got stuff on his mind right now.
— Escaped Goat (@sian_i_ams) March 21, 2022
So we can get more close ups of all those shocked and emotional stars who oh so genuinely care.
— K (@DutchieJA) March 21, 2022
So all the beautiful people can say they support Ukraine without having to leave their seats?
— Fire and Rain 💙💛 (@OtherWA360) March 21, 2022
Perhaps it would be better if the Oscars sent out a message to Ukraine. 🤷🏼
— LWH (@laura_hochstein) March 21, 2022
Most people aren't going to waste their time watching the Oscars even if they're not fighting for their country's survival.
— Mark Clark (@BigManningFan) March 21, 2022
— chris (@Fopakjak) March 21, 2022
The blurring between the world of celebrity and people of consequence and genuine achievement continues to degrade our society.
— Kathryn Boyne (@BoyneKathryn) March 21, 2022
Must appease the celebrities. Look at us we’re helping!
— 6toe (@6toe2) March 21, 2022
Having the Oscars is tone deaf but this is next level.
— CynicalSWer (@CynicalSWer) March 21, 2022
It really is. Have Schumer and Wanda Sykes tell some jokes, get Zelensky on Zoom to talk about the shelling, and then cut to Best Supporting Actor.
Amy Schumer joining Hillary Clinton and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for virtual International Women’s Day celebration https://t.co/0x40OiB8Rs
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 3, 2022