Friday, December 12, 2008

I'd Like to Spank the Academy

Apparently the problem with the Oscars is that they’re too entertaining. But don’t worry, the Academy has a plan to fix that. They’ve offered Hugh Jackman the role of host this time around.

The monologue, the jokes, the fun… All gone.

I don’t blame Jackman. He’s not a stand-up comedian or even a comedic actor. Putting him in that position would be setting him up to fail. If he hosts, he’ll have to play it straight, relying on charm and gravitas.

How boring.

They’ve been cutting back the host’s time and creative freedom year and year for a while now, making the Oscars suck that much more every time. Jon Stewart had about five minutes of jokes last year, no skits, no parodies, no chance to make the evening fun. Ellen had the same problem the year before.

Hey, Hollywood – you’ve got to make the show enjoyable for people who aren’t as in love with you as you are! Otherwise, ratings will continue to collapse.

Jackman's not a done deal yet. He's been offered the job, but is negotiating his terms before accepting.

Better choices to host:

  • Bill Murray
  • Tina Fey
  • Ben Stiller
  • Jim Carrey
  • Seth Rogan
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Owen Wilson

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