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The Oscars Chose a Homo to Produce. Will They Choose a Homo to Host?

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Normally, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected who will produce, and who will host its annual Oscar show by September, because these things take months to prepare for. (Lots of time to call in special favors, you see.) But this year the Academy took until yesterday to announce who would have the thankless job of what will inevitably be lower ratings, panned punchlines, and an excruciating three hours of speeches interrupted only by Meryl Streep, who, let’s face it, needs to sweep in every category for Julie & Julia. So who has the unenviable job of attracting the hatred of Twitter? None other than Hairspray director, So You Think You Can Dance judge, and Miley Cyrus’ favorite gay Adam Shankman.

He’ll co-produce the March telecast with Bill Mechanic, the former 20th Century Fox chief-cum-movie producer (read: he’s got lots of A-list ins). The selection, evidently, “suggests that the Academy hopes to continue in the direction that producers Laurence Mark and Bill Condon paved with the most recent Oscar telecast, which shook up old traditions and resulted in a ratings uptick.” So long as Shankman brings along friends like this, we’ll be happy.

But this question still remains: Who’s gonna host the thing? Obvious answer: Neil Patrick “I’m Gonna Save Your Awards Show From Certain Death” Harris. If you can meet his quote.

By:           editor editor
On:           Oct 21, 2009
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  • 5 Comments
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      If they are looking for a GAY PERSON to host they should pick BUJU BANTON!!!

      Oct 21, 2009 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      Hugh will do….it’s just that simple…

      Oct 21, 2009 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      No Neil Patrick Harris…he’s so overrated!!! Hugh will do…

      Oct 21, 2009 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus
      Marcus

      Well a homo produced last year, and he chose Hugh Jackman–so I think were on the right track…

      Oct 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      HE ALREADY DID….AND HIS NAME WAS ELLEN…

      Mar 10, 2010 at 12:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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