It’s time once again to ask that question. I’m fairly sure there hasn’t been an announcement yet. I’m going to guess there is behind-the-scenes talk and that there are some out there who already know the answer. Then again, maybe not. The Corner Cinema has tossed a few well known names into the ring. Let’s run them down:
1. Ricky Gervais — this would be the best news ever. They could do Ricky Gervais AND Steve Carell.
2. Eddie Izzard
3. Meryl Streep
4. Tiny Fey (maybe AS Sarah Palin)
5. President Obama
Those are great choices. I think Obama might have his hands full fighting off the media on the attack – I guess no one can accuse the media as being protective of Obama now, eh? Here are a few of my own choices, and I’d love to hear yours.
Gervais, of course.
Hugh Jackman again – I thought he was fab.
Kathy Griffin – I double dog dare them to do it.
David Letterman – this would be the year.
Steve Martin – because he remains my all-time favorite Oscars host.
Billy Crystal – in an effort to keep boosting the ratings.
Chris Rock and/or Bill Maher – lay it on thick.
Ryan Seacrest – because the outcry would be hilarious. We have to entertain ourselves somehow.