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 Anonymous||reply 90||03/20/2014|
I'd love to see SNL take on Kristen Stewart hosting the oscars.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/26/2013|
Jimmy Fallon or Alec Baldwin
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/26/2013|
I actually like the Tina Fey idea....either solo or with Amy Poehler.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/26/2013|
Jimmy Fallon or Amy/Tina. Jimmy Kimmel might be good, but I like the first 3 better.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/26/2013|
Dr Amy Bishop. You asked.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||02/26/2013|
Cillian Muprhy, who can announce the Best Actor AND Best Actress awards.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/26/2013|
Or: Louie CK, Chris Rock, Joanna Lumley, Stephen Colbert, or Susie Essman
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/26/2013|
R7, why would Cillian Murphy announce both those awards?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||02/26/2013|
Lucille Ball was going to host the 1973 Oscars but Gary Morton talked her out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||02/26/2013|
Seth again or Hugh Jackman, NPH ...NOT Tina/Amy...cannot stand them
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||02/26/2013|
NPH would bring some much needed class to the event.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/26/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 25||02/26/2013|
I think it's stupid that they pushed out the honorary awards and kept the technical ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/26/2013|
Someone said Steve Martin? The youth of the country doesn't know who the fuck he is. He's a nobody today.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||02/26/2013|
Uhmm..he's the Dad from Cheaper by the Dozen! I know who he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/26/2013|
Well Seth says he won't be doing the Oscars again. Now I'm kind of bummed.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||02/26/2013|
Sandra Bullock and Colin Firth were fantastic when they presented at some award show, maybe it was the oscars
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/26/2013|
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would kill.
No, really, he would KILL.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||02/26/2013|
Ugh Ellen is the worst. But I'd like Rosie. :D The most disastrous one I remember was David "Uma Oprah" Letterman.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||02/26/2013|
r16 is on the money - no host necessary!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/26/2013|
Sasha Baron Cohen & Russell Brand
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||02/26/2013|
Bette Midler and Nathan Lane
|by Anonymous||reply 43||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||02/26/2013|
Robin Williams and Sarah Silverman should host. That show would be off the rails.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/26/2013|
You all forgot me, bitches! The Oscars needs a broad!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/26/2013|
I think Jimmy Kimmel would be great...or maybe Louis Black?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/26/2013|
Don't we have a comic actor who could do it? Actually I think Melissa McCarthy could do it...is that her name?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/26/2013|
I like edgy and McFarland wasn't really edgy.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/26/2013|
Trish Van Devere is the logical choice, but she refused when asked in previous years.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/26/2013|
That's who I thought R59.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/26/2013|
Honey Boo Boo and Victoria Jackson.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/26/2013|
No more TV people -- movie people only.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/26/2013|
Jean-Luc Picard would run an efficient and orderly ceremony.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/26/2013|
Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||02/26/2013|
Andy Cohen?!? Only Andy Cohen thinks Andy Cohen should host.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||02/26/2013|
Bill and Hillary
Paul Reubens and Fred Willard
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||02/27/2013|
In 2017 Barack and Michelle
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/27/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 78||02/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 79||02/27/2013|
R11, did Gary Morton wisely talk her out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/27/2013|
We need a gay comic like Suzanne Westenhoefer
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/27/2013|
Quentin Tarantino and Ben Affleck.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/27/2013|
Lisa Lampanelli simply for the terror on the faces of those attending.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/27/2013|
Stephen Colbert or Will Ferrell.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/28/2013|
Somebody should start a facebook page asking for Martin Short to be the host.
It worked for Betty White.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/16/2014|
Ira Glass and Terry Gross.
Regardless of how long the show actually is, it'll feel like 10 hrs.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/16/2014|
Prince Harry and Queen Latifah with just one sponsor - Duke's Mayonnaise.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/16/2014|
Richard Engel and Brian Williams
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/17/2014|