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Should Comedians Host the Oscars? #930204
12/07/18 10:15 PM
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Kevin Hart lasted a little over 24 hours as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony. He withdrew today following backlash from the LGBTQ community and others. I think the Motion Picture Academy would avoid missteps like we saw this week if they would stop playing the ratings game. The Oscars ceremony will never attract the numbers it once had due to changes in the industry and the audience.

Why not hire a host who has actually made a significant contribution to American film and has intelligent things to say about it?


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Re: Should Comedians Host the Oscars? [Re: Angela - Drama Movies] #930206
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I haven't watched the award shows in many years. At one time the shows were glamorous and it was exciting to see who would win the awards. I agree with you, the host should be someone special in the industry. I hardly go to the movies any more.

Re: Should Comedians Host the Oscars? [Re: Angela - Drama Movies] #930230
12/10/18 08:43 PM
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Hi Angie,

Thanks for your post. If you rarely go to the movies anymore because you can't find something that interests you, check out the Drama Movies site. I've got ten featured reviews on the home page. The films I discuss range from edgy independents to inspiring dramas based on true-life stories. You might find a new favorite!


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Thanks for the suggestion.

Re: Should Comedians Host the Oscars? [Re: Angela - Drama Movies] #930423
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Update: Variety is reporting that there will be no host for the Oscar telecast. Producers will instead use a variety of celebs to introduce the show's segments. Apparently there will be no opening monologue or musical number ( not a bad idea from my perspective). The montages of classic films or filmmaker interviews are usually well-done, so I hope they go that route. The show airs on February 24th.


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