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Who do you want as Oscar host?

Maybe you want Seth to return? Maybe you want them to pick someone edgier? Maybe you want someone more traditional?

Who do you think should host the Oscars?

Please try to pick someone who could actually make it through the ceremony though if you think Kristin Stewart should host then go right ahead.

by Anonymousreply 9003/20/2014

I'd love to see SNL take on Kristen Stewart hosting the oscars.

by Anonymousreply 102/26/2013

Jimmy Fallon or Alec Baldwin

by Anonymousreply 202/26/2013

I actually like the Tina Fey idea....either solo or with Amy Poehler.

by Anonymousreply 302/26/2013

Jimmy Fallon or Amy/Tina. Jimmy Kimmel might be good, but I like the first 3 better.

by Anonymousreply 402/26/2013

Dr Amy Bishop. You asked.

by Anonymousreply 502/26/2013

Amy Bishop is an awesome idea! I would say Tina/Amy, Jimmy Fallon is ok...or for the elders...Martin Short. I just saw him on a repeat of the Xmas ep of SNL and he is a God.

by Anonymousreply 602/26/2013

Cillian Muprhy, who can announce the Best Actor AND Best Actress awards.

by Anonymousreply 702/26/2013

Seth back.

Or: Louie CK, Chris Rock, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Colbert, or Susie Essman

by Anonymousreply 802/26/2013

R7, why would Cillian Murphy announce both those awards?

by Anonymousreply 902/26/2013

[quote]Seth back.

I think the boob song and the loser song ended his tenure, no matter how much the TV audience liked him.

And that's the thing -- the Oscars are too much around TV, now.

I wonder if this year's show will win the ubiquitous Emmy...

by Anonymousreply 1002/26/2013

Lucille Ball was going to host the 1973 Oscars but Gary Morton talked her out of it.

by Anonymousreply 1102/26/2013

The boob song was fun

by Anonymousreply 1202/26/2013

Well, now that you mention it I totally want Kristen Stewart to host. She can co-host with James Franco. It would be a horrible idea but I would watch.

by Anonymousreply 1302/26/2013

I liked Seth but I think it should be someone involved with movies. Real movies, not Ted. Martin Short I would enjoy, Tom Hanks maybe? When I first watched it was Whoopi and I've missed her.

by Anonymousreply 1402/26/2013

Seth again or Hugh Jackman, NPH ...NOT Tina/Amy...cannot stand them

by Anonymousreply 1502/26/2013

No one. Just populate the show with past Oscar winners and legends to intro the awards and performances of Oscar nominated songs and then just give out the awards and let that be the end of it.

by Anonymousreply 1602/26/2013

Kathy Griffin bitches!

by Anonymousreply 1702/26/2013

Andy Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 1802/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 1902/26/2013

Winona Ryder. Her first gag can be "This is the Lead Actress Oscar that was supposed to go to one of the nominees tonight. As you can see, I've stolen it."

Seriously though, Winona could be wonderful:

by Anonymousreply 2002/26/2013

They should just go ahead and have someone different every year. It makes the show at least somewhat interesting since everything else about it stays the same.

by Anonymousreply 2102/26/2013

Wayne Brady.

by Anonymousreply 2202/26/2013

Candy Crowley.

by Anonymousreply 2302/26/2013

NPH would bring some much needed class to the event.

by Anonymousreply 2402/26/2013

[quote]NPH would bring some much needed class to the event.

Right I guess you forgot his wonderfully classy song and dance about dropping the soap.

by Anonymousreply 2502/26/2013

I think it's stupid that they pushed out the honorary awards and kept the technical ones.

by Anonymousreply 2602/26/2013

Someone said Steve Martin? The youth of the country doesn't know who the fuck he is. He's a nobody today.

by Anonymousreply 2702/26/2013

Seth will never be allowed at the Oscars again. He won't even be in the audience.

NPH is hip with the kids and the str8s. They'll probably get him.

by Anonymousreply 2802/26/2013

Uhmm..he's the Dad from Cheaper by the Dozen! I know who he is.

by Anonymousreply 2902/26/2013

Well Seth says he won't be doing the Oscars again. Now I'm kind of bummed.

by Anonymousreply 3002/26/2013

Anyone but Seth McFarlane. But too late.

Frankly, I think they're trying too hard on the "comedians" front. The jokes are rarely that funny anyway. Just have a leading man and leading woman who aren't idiots, and it would be fine. Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster, perhaps?

by Anonymousreply 3102/26/2013

Meryl. That is in 2015 if she gets a year off when not nominated/winning. I think I read that Meryl was to join her It's Complicated co-stars Baldwin and Martin, they were pretty good come to think of it.

But I'd love Meryl to co-host with another comedic actor, a la the years Jane Fonda and Goldie Hawn did it with some others in the 80s. I just think she'd be good at it and it would be fun, a strange idea I had.

by Anonymousreply 3202/26/2013

Sandra Bullock and Colin Firth were fantastic when they presented at some award show, maybe it was the oscars

by Anonymousreply 3302/26/2013

Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 3402/26/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would kill.

No, really, he would KILL.

by Anonymousreply 3502/26/2013

I think Seth COULD have been a good host. He just wasn't. He's capable. But he blew it, imho.

That said, who would I want in the future?

Well, I'm somewhat alone in this, but I've always liked when Whoopie hosted. Ellen was sorta bland, but still competent.

Jay Leno would be an obvious choice, except for I just loathe him. But he'd probably do okay.

Another "obvious" choice is Ryan Seacrest. He lacks any form of snark though (he doesn't seem to realize this, unfortunately, so he keeps trying).

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler? Sign me up!

Lady GaGa would be amusing, perhaps.

What about George Clooney? I think he has just about the perfect "tone" for the show.

by Anonymousreply 3602/26/2013

Rachel Maddow!

by Anonymousreply 3702/26/2013

Ugh Ellen is the worst. But I'd like Rosie. :D The most disastrous one I remember was David "Uma Oprah" Letterman.

by Anonymousreply 3802/26/2013

R37, I'd love that!!!

I'd love even more that half the audience would hate it!! (the same half that went batshit-crazy with hateful rants when Michelle Obama presented Best Picture)

by Anonymousreply 3902/26/2013

r16 is on the money - no host necessary!

by Anonymousreply 4002/26/2013

Sasha Baron Cohen & Russell Brand

by Anonymousreply 4102/26/2013

I always thought Jerry Seinfeld was made for the Oscar hosting gig. He's funny, but safe. They've shown they don't want edgy at these things ie. Gervais and McFarlene.

by Anonymousreply 4202/26/2013

Bette Midler and Nathan Lane

by Anonymousreply 4302/26/2013

Tina Fey and Amy POELLER

by Anonymousreply 4402/26/2013

Pauly Shore.

by Anonymousreply 4502/26/2013

Andy Cohen might be a good idea. They just need someone upbeat, a basic kind of host. The comedians aren't working because the fad in recent years has been mean, crude humour that isn't really right for an awards show pretending to be semi-serious and broadcast to millions.

by Anonymousreply 4602/26/2013

Robin Williams and Sarah Silverman should host. That show would be off the rails.

by Anonymousreply 4702/26/2013

Wanda Sykes

by Anonymousreply 4802/26/2013

You all forgot me, bitches! The Oscars needs a broad!

by Anonymousreply 4902/26/2013

Someone Black

by Anonymousreply 5002/26/2013

I think Jimmy Kimmel would be great...or maybe Louis Black?

by Anonymousreply 5102/26/2013

Bill O'Reilly

by Anonymousreply 5202/26/2013

Don't we have a comic actor who could do it? Actually I think Melissa McCarthy could do that her name?

by Anonymousreply 5302/26/2013

Wanda Sykes could do it.

by Anonymousreply 5402/26/2013

I like edgy and McFarland wasn't really edgy.

by Anonymousreply 5502/26/2013

R41, you're a hoot!

by Anonymousreply 5602/26/2013

Trish Van Devere is the logical choice, but she refused when asked in previous years.

by Anonymousreply 5702/26/2013

Eddie. Murphy.

by Anonymousreply 5802/26/2013

Neil Patrick Harris

by Anonymousreply 5902/26/2013

I'll do it.

by Anonymousreply 6002/26/2013

That's who I thought R59.

by Anonymousreply 6102/26/2013

Honey Boo Boo and Victoria Jackson.

by Anonymousreply 6202/26/2013

Joan Van Ark

by Anonymousreply 6302/26/2013

No more TV people -- movie people only.

by Anonymousreply 6402/26/2013

Sophia Grace and Rosie.

by Anonymousreply 6502/26/2013

Jean-Luc Picard would run an efficient and orderly ceremony.

by Anonymousreply 6602/26/2013

Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle

by Anonymousreply 6702/26/2013

Seth MacFarlane. But, he'll never do it. The film industry's loss and our loss as viewers (and movie fans.)

It astounds me that people are criticizing him. Consider this: All of the Best Picture nominees (except "Argo") were for gloomy, gut-wrenchingly sad movies or obscure films that no one saw. The nominees were all from these downbeat movies (has there ever been a less glamorous bunch of nominated actors and actresses?)

Somehow Seth MacFarlane was supposed to turn these off-putting films and the notoriously tedious long ceremony into something entertaining that people (especially younger people) would watch. And he...did it!

Instead of celebrating his achievement everyone's going over every second of the broadcast with the suspicious determination usually reserved for purported UFO footage or the Zapruder film fishing for every possible joke that they might have forgotten to be offended about. Are as many people watching "Argo" on Amazon? How many armchair critics pre-ordered their DVD release of the elderly couple facing decline and death? How many even know how to pronounce the name of the little girl from "Beasts of the Southern Wild"-and where were the packed theaters for that movie? I don't think it even played anywhere near where I live, so the notion of a 9 year old winning best actress only added to the absurdity and irrelevance of the event.

It was due for a reality check. The "boob song?" I'm gay, but I know that every straight guy got the joke. Remember how charged up us gays were by the "8th Wonder of the World" between Michael Fassbender's legs-even George Clooney joked about it-and in "Shameless" he played a hopeless sex addict.

So some of the women who bared their breasts on film were portraying victimized characters? People take screen caps out of context., because they are out of context! I'm sure the majority of straight guys enjoyed seeing the bare breasts of movie stars as gay guys like seeing the actors who are brave enough to go "Full Monty." The truer the joke the more uncomfortable people get-that's the exact definition of satire.

And Seth MacFarlane is one of the masters of creative, zany, over-the-top-but bracingly honest pop-culture satire Hollywood has ever produced. He's like Robin Williams with sanity and smarts.

The only revolutionary difference this year is that people were already complaining about how awful the Oscars were-while they were still happening! I think the two jokes that were out of line and awkwardly unfunny: the Adele/Rex Reed joke and the Mark Wahlberg/"Jews run Hollywood" bit seemed to come from desperation at being knocked off balance by the flood of hate Tweets that began seconds into the show.

Rest assured next year Seth MacFarlane probably won't host. Who ever does will be eaten alive, the ratings will never be this high again and by the first commercial break the Twitterati will be crying out-"(blank) is the worst host ever! Why couldn't they get Seth MacFarlane again! He was great!"

by Anonymousreply 6802/26/2013

Tracey Ullman

by Anonymousreply 6902/26/2013

Carrie Fisher!!

by Anonymousreply 7002/26/2013

Anderson Cooper.

Ha ha. Not.ever.

by Anonymousreply 7102/26/2013

Andy Cohen?!? Only Andy Cohen thinks Andy Cohen should host.

r41...I like.

by Anonymousreply 7202/26/2013

Vanna White!

by Anonymousreply 7302/26/2013

Up until the dress incident we would have said AnnE Hathaway. But if you can't get your supposed beloved designer to give you a unique dress, we doubt she could do the job.

by Anonymousreply 7402/26/2013

Howard Stern

Bill and Hillary

Paul Reubens and Fred Willard

by Anonymousreply 7502/26/2013

Django wasn't sad or obscure. Big hit at box office. Same with Silver Linings Playbook, a downright feel good romantic comedy that also did well at the box office.

by Anonymousreply 7602/27/2013

In 2017 Barack and Michelle

by Anonymousreply 7702/27/2013

[quote]Lucille Ball was going to host the 1973 Oscars but Gary Morton talked her out of it.

How nice. Do you have anything to contribute that's not 40 years old?

by Anonymousreply 7802/27/2013

I agree with a lot of what R68 said. Seth wasn't a terrible host as far as Oscar Hosts go, he got an undue amount of hate and the fact is he did deliver ratings and a show that got people talking. Exactly what the Oscars needed.

by Anonymousreply 7902/27/2013

R11, did Gary Morton wisely talk her out of it.

by Anonymousreply 8002/27/2013

Zombie Johnnie Carson

by Anonymousreply 8102/27/2013

We need a gay comic like Suzanne Westenhoefer

by Anonymousreply 8202/27/2013

Quentin Tarantino and Ben Affleck.

by Anonymousreply 8302/27/2013

Lisa Lampanelli simply for the terror on the faces of those attending.

by Anonymousreply 8402/27/2013

Stephen Colbert or Will Ferrell.

by Anonymousreply 8502/28/2013

Somebody should start a facebook page asking for Martin Short to be the host.

It worked for Betty White.

by Anonymousreply 8603/16/2014

Ira Glass and Terry Gross.

Regardless of how long the show actually is, it'll feel like 10 hrs.

by Anonymousreply 8703/16/2014

Prince Harry and Queen Latifah with just one sponsor - Duke's Mayonnaise.

by Anonymousreply 8803/16/2014

Richard Engel and Brian Williams

by Anonymousreply 8903/17/2014

Oprah and Gayle

by Anonymousreply 9003/20/2014
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