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Old 02-23-15, 02:01 PM
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Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

Someone mentioned Steve Carrell would make a great host. Either him, or Stephen Colbert would make great hosts.

I was also going to suggest John Oliver but he doesn't seem to be well known as others.
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Triumph The Insult Comic Dog.
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Our very own Solid Snake. Just for the train wreck it is sure to be.
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Triumph The Insult Comic Dog.
I'd pay to see that...
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Re: Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

i think Carrell and Anna Kendrick together would be a hoot.
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Re: Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

Since Colbert will just be getting started with the Late Show, my guess is he wouldn't want to throw things off so early with all the work that goes into the Oscars. Maybe a few years down the road.
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I second Triumph. If not I wouldn't mind seeing Conan have a chance to do it. Kinda surprised they don't have Jimmy Kimmel do it since the Oscars are on ABC.
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Re: Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

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Our very own Solid Snake. Just for the train wreck it is sure to be.
Just as long as it's on delay.

Personally I'd like to see Jason Statham host. When any winner starts going overtime or makes a political speech, he "transports" them offstage with brutal efficiency.
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Tim and Eric or Marc Maron

Neither of these seem very safe at all.
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Just as long as it's on delay.
It would have to be no less than an hour.
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Re: Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

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Someone mentioned Steve Carrell would make a great host. Either him, or Stephen Colbert would make great hosts.

I was also going to suggest John Oliver but he doesn't seem to be well known as others.
Those are 3 of the 5 names I clicked on this thread to post. The other 2 names are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosting.

(And given that Colbert would not appear as his now retired neo-con pundent character, maybe Hollywood would be open to having him host the awards show, just as Jon Stewart has done twice before.)
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Jimmy Kimmel.
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Betty White. Hell, she's done everything else.
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From past hosts, I would like to see Ellen or Steve Martin.

If they're looking for someone new, give Kevin Hart a shot - I'm a strong believer that stand-ups host better than actors...they're just quicker on the draw with stuff that happens during the show.
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Been saying it for years... no one. No host. Just announce the nominees, cart them all out on stage like that one year and have the winner step forward and make however long an acceptance speech they want. For every fucking category.
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David Lynch.
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David Lynch.
Only if he does it in character as Gordon Cole from Twin Peaks and shouts at everyone.
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Re: Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

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Betty White. Hell, she's done everything else.
Yeah, she gets around. The hoor.
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Re: Who should host the 88th Academy Awards?

If anyone has ever suffered through even fraction of his Planet of the Apes commentary, you know the only choice is Tim Burton.

Or how about Michael Bay?

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