Thursday, November 10, 2011

Exit Eddie

I thought Eddie Murphy as Oscar host was an interesting idea.  Now he's out.  It started last week when Brett Ratner, in an off-the-cuff statement after a screening of his Eddie Murphy comedy Tower Heist, stated "rehearsing is for fags." Rattner later apologized, but it wasn't enough, and he resigned his position as Academy Awards producer.  With his producer and pal gone, so was Eddie.

There's still plenty of time to find a replacement, but too bad it had to come to this.  Murphy and Ratner might have been a mistake, but they probably would have brought something different to the show.

I admit there's only so much you can do with the Oscars.  Most of it is giving awards, many of which the audience doesn't care about, and doing production numbers which they care about less.  But I like to see them take a chance every now and then.  Now they'll probbaly play it safe and boring.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ricky Gervais would be a bold choice. But we'll probably get stuck with (snooze) Billy Crystal or one of those 20somethings

2:50 AM, November 10, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring on the Muppets!

8:19 AM, November 10, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only if its the 2 old guys!

1:14 PM, November 10, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of those great ironies: an utter snoozefest that gets huge ratings.

The definition of a captive market, I suppose. The price of Best Actress is two foreign films, a dance production, sixteen commercials, and the Oscar for Sound Production.

code word: lical

Makes me look for the hand sanitizer.

3:09 PM, November 10, 2011  
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