I like Kevin Hart, I do, but I'm on the fence about him as host of the 91st annual Academy Awards. Maybe I am the problem with the Oscars in the first place? I want old school actors with a sense of grace and humor and someone who can bring to light how friggin' cool it is to be hosting such a prestigious art/theater based renowned ceremony. But mellenials probably don't, it's gotta be quick and modern and meme like humor wins. Does that make me old an stodgy? Meh. Maybe, but i won't apologize for loving the old school Hollywood stuff, glamour, elegance, speeches about the inspiring theater and drama teachers.
Kevin Hart is funny and caustic, so it seems like a mismatch (although he sure seems grateful and himble, check out his Instagram post below) but I'm of course going to give it a try. All I know is we don't want a repeat of David Letterman's 1995 odd and awkward Uma and Oprah joke/roast. So note to self Kevin. Don't do that. (video clip below!) What do you think?
Uploaded by lookforalaugh on 2010-09-03.
For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same...I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it's suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time....To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time....I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ....now it's time to rise to the occasion #Oscars
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