Favorite / Worst Oscar Host

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  1. Steve Christou

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    erm Whoopie! Goldberg looks like being Oscar host this year, hmmmm,[​IMG] she's ok, but not one of my favorites, I prefer Billy Crystal, I think he was a great host, I still remember him coming on stage as Hannibal Lecter in a straitjacket, classic stuff![​IMG]
    Steve Martin tried his best, but the show itself was crap last year, Russell Crowe looked like he was going to unleash hell on his ass.
    For future hosts, I think Michael Myers as Dr.Evil might be a great idea, riiiighhht...[​IMG]
     
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    I'm not much into Whoopie. Steve Martin was cool - a notch below Billy Crystal. And...contrary to most everyone's opinions, I thought David Letterman was highly entertaining.

    Uma...Oprah...Oprah...Uma. A classic.

    Jon
     
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    Steve Martin was my favorite of the past few years, although Billy Crystal is generally quite good. I think Letterman's stint was a LOT more entertaining than people seem to think.
     
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    I loved Letterman when he hosted, although Billy Crystal is without question the most consistently entertaining. I could not stand watching Whoopie host a few years back. It was extremely painful to watch.
     
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    Out of the hosts I've seen, Billy Crystal is definitely my favorite. Steve Martin did an admirable job last year, as well. Whoopi Goldberg, however, was horrendous a few years back and I pray that she'll be replaced at the last minute for this year's show.
     
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    Billy Crystal was good but I loved it when Johnny Carson hosted. He was class while Billy is funny as hell. Letterman sure sucked at it. Uma, Oprah, Uma, Oprah. Brutal!
     
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    I simply can't stand Whoopie. So unfunny. I thought Steve Martin did a damn fine job. But I still think Letterman was the best [​IMG] Nothing better than a bitter old man hosting the Oscars.
     
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    Whoopie was dreadful....the worst! Ellen did a nice job on the Emmy's. Billy is always good. I don't remember Letterman. :b
     
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    I second the Conan O'Brien offering. Or maybe Pimpbot could host.
     
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    I am of the Carson generation, that's kind of that[​IMG] .
    I think in the days of Carson, there is more of a sense of a "host/MC" for the Award, whereas post Carson, there is more and more of a sense of comdian/showmanship centered around the host/hostess. Does not mean that's bad, just different.
    As an example. through the Carson years, I can't remember anything that Carson "did" during the Awards, exception for his occasional brilliance in handling unexpected situations, whereas people always talked about "Did you see what Crystal/Letterman/Martin/Goldberg... do at the Oscar?"
     

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