Pete Davidson is in demand.
Earlier in the week, it was announced that the Academy Awards will have a host this year for the first time since 2018. On Jan. 12, a source told Page Six that Pete is being eyed for the gig.
"His people are talking to producers," the source said, adding that the show is looking for a "reset."
The Oscars has long hoped to bring in a younger demographic, and there's belief that Pete can do that, as the New Year's Eve special he hosted with Miley Cyrus for NBC brought in 6.3 million viewers.
"He gets a demographic that is hard to get," the source said. "He is in a good space, his career is doing well and he is on the rise. He is a sex symbol, unlikely, but he is big with a certain generation."
Pete, Page Six points out, has previously worked with Will Packer, who is producing the Oscars in late March. In addition to Pete, other names have been thrown out as possible hosts, including Tom Holland, Dwayne Johnson and Chris Rock. Pete, though, might be the hottest of them all.
Thanks, in part, to his high profile relationship with Kim Kardashian, the "SNL" funnyman seems to be everywhere these days. On Jan. 11, the couple was photographed at dinner in Los Angeles, and they later grabbed ice cream while holding hands.
"Kim has such a great time with Pete. He makes her laugh, plays around and has a sense of humor," a source recently told ET. "It is nice for Kim to be around that. Pete knows how to talk to Kim. He is the most confident guy, but not cocky. It is why it works with them. Kim thinks Pete is super sexy and likes how he knows so much about comedy, since that is a world she doesn't know as much about."