Oscar 2022: Amy Schumer tried to get the President of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, to participate in the gala


The Oscar gala is one of the most anticipated events of the year, since in it we will discover which actors, actresses and filmmakers will win the prestigious award, as well as knowing which films will be awarded by the Academy. Taking advantage of such an impact, one of its three presenters, Amy Schumer, has tried to get Volodímir Zelenski, the president of Ukraine, who is at war with Russia, to participate in the event.

This is how the comedian explains it on the Drew Barrymore show, ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’. According to her account, she contacted the organization to try to include the government in the ceremony, using her past in show business as an excuse. However, he failed to convince them and the idea was scrapped: “Yes, really what I proposed. I presented the idea, I wanted to find a way to have Zelensky via satellite, a recording or something just because the Oscars have a million-dollar audience in everyone. I’m not afraid of doing something like that, but unfortunately I’m not the one who produces the gala”.

One night to vindicate

Likewise, Schumer’s intention is for the evening to adopt a vindictive character: “I think it’s a great opportunity to at least comment on a couple of things. I have some jokes saved that highlight the current situation. I mean, there are so many horrible things happening that It seems hard to focus on one.

“I think there is some pressure because many want (the act) to be like a vacation in which everyone forgets for one night what is happening. But there are so many eyes and ears on the Oscars … I think it’s a great opportunity for certain comments to be made, even jokes that highlight the current scene,” says Schumer, who will also share the stage with Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. The three comedians will share the tasks as hostesses, each one presenting one of the three acts in which the ceremony will be divided.

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