Oscars 2016: There will be two Academy Award hosts next year, producers reveal

Could Tina Fey and Amy Poehler be recruited?

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It’s been five years since Anne Hathaway and James Franco paired up to host the Oscars - and now producers want to see a return of two presenters for next year’s awards.

After a string of hit and misses with Oscars hosts in recent years, from Seth McFarlane’s sexist musical numbers to Neil Patrick Harris’ awkward jokes, producers are planning on hiring a duo to present the 2016 Academy Awards.

David Hill, a former Fox executive who will co-produce the ceremony with Reginald Hudlin, said: “There will be multiple hosts for sure - there will be two. Two is better than one.”

He joked: “Just imagine, you’re in there. One of your hosts drops dead from cardiac arrest. What do you do? Second host goes on! An you keep going…Note to self. Check out their heart rates.”

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been mooted as a possible presenting duo following their memorable stints as Golden Globe hosts three years a row.

Another comedy pair that could rise to the challenge include Comedy Central’s Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, whose fans of their sketch show include Barack Obama.

The "golden couple" will be announced in the upcoming months as film fans begin to get their fix of the best movie releases of the year.