Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bringing dignity back to the Oscars

I’m delighted by news that Jon Stewart, host of the only TV news program worth watching (Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”), will host the 78th Annual Academy Awards on March 5. After several years of absolutely horrible hosts — Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and Chris Rock — the Oscars have finally found a host who (1) is a class act and (2) can bring the show the satiric and cynical edge it needs. Stewart is probably as close to a Hollywood “outsider” as you can get. For the first time in years, I’m actually looking forward to the Academy Awards.


At 10:02 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I thought Chris Rock was an excellent choice and did a great job. If I recall, the show didn't waste any time last year either.

That's not to say I'm not happy about Jon Stewart. It's just that I've always liked Chris Rock and want to stick up for him.

Actually, I also liked Steve Martin too. I never did like Whoopi.

The best would be Larry Sanders with "Hey Now!" Hank announcing, and Art producing. I mean it. Get Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor and Rip Torn together, and combine a "Larry Sanders Show" reunion with the real Oscars. You can't top that.


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