Last week, it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris is going to host this year’s Oscars. Today we found out that he wasn’t the producers’ first choice. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron wanted Ellen DeGeneres back at the job, but she said no. Then they asked Chris Rock if he wanted to do it again and he too turned them down. The third choice is really random and thankfully Julia Louis-Dreyfus also wasn’t interested in hosting Hollywood’s biggest night. The first person who said yes was NPH, and now he gets the honor that three other people didn’t want.
Too bad, Kevin Spacey wasn’t higher on the list because I think he would be the perfect man for the Academy Awards.
I like Harris, but I am over him. I want someone new and exciting and I think Zadan and Meron should have held out a little longer before asking their fourth choice.
What do you think?
Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Emmys, the Tonys and in 2015 he can add the Oscars to his resume. Take that Hugh Jackman, he’s now done one more bigger show than you.
A few years ago I would’ve been excited for this news, but now I am over him. I know he will do a great job, but it’s like been there, saw that. You know?
How do you feel about him MCing Hollywood’s biggest night?
via Eric Stonestreet
All John Travolta had to do was introduce Idina Menzel at the Oscars, but I, like everyone, have no idea who the heck he introduced to sing Let It Go. How hard is it to say her name, Ee-Dee-Nah Men-Zell? Who is Adelle Dazeem?
I know I should follow the song and Let It Go, but I can’t. I love you John, but really?
Here is a little tip for the producers next year, make sure all the presenters go to at least one rehearsal and they know how to say the name of the people they are announcing.
Ellen DeGeneres took the Best Selfie Ever at the Oscars. How do I know? Because it broke Twitter! And because it is!
UPDATE: Kevin Spacey had the best response to the Best Selfie that broke Twitter and records for the most retweeted item. He said, “My photobombing gets better and better!” Between this Tweet and his quick joke at the Oscars, I think he should host the shindig next year!
June Squibb received her first Oscar nomination this year at the tender age of 84 for Best Supporting Actress in Nebraska. Well yesterday when she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live she made a video explaining to the Academy voters why she should win her the award; and if I could vote for her, I would. I sincerely think she made her case for the golden statuette, don’t you?
Tune into ABC on March 2nd to see if Oscar goes home with her or one of those younger and prettier ladies.
ABC and AMPAS announced today who will be hosting the Oscars on March 2, 2014 and it will once again be James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Just joking Ellen DeGeneres is back to MC Hollywood’s Biggest Night. Let’s hope after the 5 year break she will be ready to wow us exactly 7 months from today.
I like her, but I remember her being a dud when she hosted the shin dig the last time. Then again who hasn’t been? Here’s to hoping she does better a job the second time around then she did the first time she was a judge on American Idol.
So remember when William Shatner asked at this year’s Oscars why can’t Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host everything including the Academy Awards. Well they can’t because Tina Fey told the Huffington Post she doesn’t want that job. When asked if she would do it, she said “I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.” The interviewer then asked is there is one in a million chance she would do it, she broke our hearts by answereing “I wish I could tell you there was.”
Oh well maybe Anne Hathaway will consider doing it a second time around?
Seriously I am still wishing and hoping for the day they let Robin Williams do it. Now that would be an Oscars to remember forever and ever. Another dream get for me would be Denis Leary, he is also a double threat!
Acutally now that I think about it, how much do you want to bet that they will ask Louis CK to do it next year?
Just over 24 hours after Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars, he let us know whether he would do it again. When CrusePhoto asked him on Twitter, “Would you host the #Oscars again if asked?” He Tweeted back, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
Do you think the Academy would’ve asked him back? When it comes to the recent hosts he wasn’t as awful as Anne Hathaway and James Franco, but he wasn’t as great as when Billy Crystal was at his best or Hugh Jackman.
It is a tough job and I get why so many people would never do it again. Even the most confident come off as nervous their first time around because imagine the pressure of it all. None of them will ever have that large of an audience again and it is live so that means no do overs!
via Huffington Post
If you are like me, then you have seen about 1 of the Oscar nominated movies and you don’t plan on seeing any more of them before Sunday or afterwards. Well The Fine Bothers have summarized 50 of those movies in 5 minutes, so now you will feel like you have suffered through, I mean watched, all of those the movies even though you haven’t. So when Argo wins, you will understand why!
Oh and you don’t have to watch this video to know why Anne Hathaway is going to win. It’s because she cut her hair for it and won’t shut up about how traumatic it was for her.
Zach Galifianakis interviewed several people that are nominated for an Oscar, an award he will never be nominated for, and to say the interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Sally Field and a shorter and darker Daniel Day Lewis didn’t go so well would be an understatement. In fact the Oscar special went to so badly, it might be the last of Between Two Ferns we will see for a while, well at least until he does the Razzie edition.