Joey O’Hern Staff Writer
The Oscars were merely a week ago and the rumor mill is already swirling as to who will be hosting the 2014 ceremony. If showbiz has taught us anything, it’s that you can never be too prepared. Remember 2 years ago when Eddie Murphy backed out at the last minute and the producers scrambled to fill him with Billy Crystal? That year was lackluster in my opinion. With that being said here are a few my suggestions for a Oscar host.
Jimmy Kimmel: Lately I’ve become a fan of his show. I find his humor easy and not harsh and insulting like most of the late night host out there. He’s laidback yet charming and makes all of his guests feel at ease when they come on his show. On Hollywood’s biggest night you need someone like that. The perfect mix of funny, charming, edgy, and cool.
Tina Fey/Amy Poehler:These 2 are the obvious choice and in my opinion, best choice but we can’t just end the list after 2 suggestions. They were hilarious during the Golden Globes and extremely underused. Not to mention they have perfected the art of playing off each other to get the most laughs from the crowd. Tina recently said she wouldn’t do it simply because all the dress changes. If we limit the dress changes to 2, can we THEN work out a deal for the 2 of them? Please. Pretty please?
Seth Meyers: I think he’s one of the funniest people in show business today. I mean I have never seen him not get a laugh whether it’s on SNL or a talk show interview. The guy is quick, off the cuff and you need someone like that because if history shows us anything it’s that anything can happen at the Oscars. Not to mention, if you’re a “Weekend Update” fan can you imagine the jokes he’d write?
Ryan Seacrest: I know, I know. Listen, you have to give me a chance to explain. Personally, I wasn’t impressed with Seth MacFarlane this year. It almost seemed in a way that he took all the glamour and glitz out of the ceremony making it toooo laidback. Seacrest, who I believe is this generations Dick Clark, would be the perfect host to bring back the elegance. Not to mention he’s already friends with half the A-Listers anyways, putting them at ease and making them feel welcomed.
Melissa McCarthy: Did her bit with Paul Rudd go over extremely well at the Oscars this year? No. But if her latest movie shows us anything at the box office it’s that she can hold her own. Not to mention, this could be great for her career to finally get her out of the “supporting lady” rutt. I think with the right writers, and pulling a few strings to get some celebrity friends to help along the way, she could be stellar.