Josh Gad Shares His Honest Feelings About Why He Turned Down Hosting The Oscars

While the show goes on for the Academy Awards every year, for the past three years, the Oscars telecast have not had a host to help move the show along. For next month’s telecast, ABC has chosen three hosts in Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, but as you can imagine, the Academy likely asked a lot of other big names. As Josh Gad has revealed, he was among the talented stars who asked to host, and he turned the gig down. 

Josh Gad is a gifted song-and-dance man who memorably voices Olaf in the Frozen movies and played Le Fou in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, along with starring in movies like Murder on the Orient Express and The Wedding Ringer, and being among The Book of Mormon’s original cast. On Twitter, Gad shared that the Academy reached out to him, but he declined. 

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