THE OSCAR PROJECT
The Oscar Project
A quest to watch every Oscar nominated film
Last week I posted here about the announcement of Kevin Hart as the host for the upcoming Oscar ceremony in February.
If you spend any time on the internet, you know by now that he has stepped down after much backlash in the media (social and otherwise) about past homophobic comments he made. I've been hesitant to weigh in on the debate, and I'm not going to here except to say that we are still awaiting an announcement on who the host will be.
Seth MacFarlana has put forth some ideas about why no one wants the gig and I can't say that he's wrong, especially from someone who's been in that spot before.
Which brings up the question of do they Oscars need a host at all? Each award is presented by a different person or group so why does there need to be a central figure at all?
One other alternative I would love to see is bringing back any former hosts from the past 20-30 years. Instead of landing on one comedian to host, bring a whole slew of them so no one person has to shoulder the burden. You could make fun of any of the gaffs each one made and they could compete with each other to put together the best segment.
Let me know your thoughts below on who you think the host should be.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?