Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Oscars found a host!


And it's Neil Patrick Harris!  Thoughts?  Personally, this could be a perfect fit.  He's a showman and he's got a reputation for being a great host.  That being said, this is a thankless job; we all know that, and so you have to be ON IT to walk away unscathed.  If they don't resort to shoving him into a slew of horribly conceived musical numbers, this could be fun.  I can't help but cringe, simply because of the gig and not the man, but I'm hopeful.

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  1. I think he could do well. He has the host gene, far rarer than you would think it would be, as shown by his ability to keep several different award shows on track. He establishes his presence at the beginning and then recedes into the role of show runner. His personality is strong but not overpowering which is the right fit.

    I know Bob Hope did it the longest and Billy Crystal's initial run is considered a standard to meet but I've always felt that Johnny Carson was the best host the show ever had once Hope stood aside. He never made the mistake many make, trying to make the show about them. The host is there to move that sucker along as seamlessly as possible with a maximum of efficiency and charm and a modicum of showboating.

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    1. I really think he could work wonderfully, but a lot of it does depend on the producers of the show and what they try and make him do. Hopefully, they'll take it easy on him :-P

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  2. Oh boy...We will see come Oscar night. I think most do well. Bob Hope-Great. Johnny Caron...great! Billy Crystal-Great. I didn't mind Alfred E Newman, Um I mean, David Letterman (I know I am in the minority). I had no problem with Ricky Gervais or Seth McFarlane. I think the worst was Anne Hathaway and James Franco. I was not a fan of Whoopi or even Ellen but Ellen is someone I can't stand anyway so I am biased:) Oh you have the word thing come up after I enter...I have to laugh at myself as the last time it took 5 times before I got it right

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    1. Aw, we love Ellen in our house, and her two hosting gigs have been my absolute favorite. I'd love for them to hire her every year. I also really enjoyed Jackman, surprisingly. I thought that Crystal's last hosting gig (two years ago, after Murphey backed out) was dreadful, but I hear that he was exceptional in years past.

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    2. I'm with what you're saying here. I like Jackman...he's classy and a damn fine entertainer. Crystal seems like his heart isn't in it anymore.

      My vote is always Conan.

      For anything.

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    3. I would love to see Conan host.

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  3. Fingers crossed. He seems like a great choice. Hopefully, he'll kill it.

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