Weekly Poll: The Oscar Flap
By now I think we’re all sick of hearing about director Brett Ratner being fired as Oscar producer, and apparently taking his host, Eddie Murphy, down with him. Billy Crystal has been named as the show’s new host, but hypothetically speaking… Who really belongs on that podium come Oscar night?
There’s no arguing that Murphy would have been a welcome break from the same old, same old. He’s sharp and quick-witted, and edgy enough to spice things up. It’s not his fault that Ratner was fired. But there again, it’s hard to argue against Billy Crystal, when he’s dominated the position so many times in the past. (He’s the closest thing our generation has to a consistently great host like Bob Hope. Although personally, I prefer Steve Martin’s brilliantly smarmy observations about how much Hollywood loves itself.)
So we put it to you: in a perfect world, who would be hosting the 2012 Oscars?