Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 are better than 1? We'll see...

The Oscars should be quite interesting this year and for better or worse quite different as well. First comes the wise announcement that they are expanding the Best Picture category to 10 nominees and now comes word that there will be 2 hosts for the awards ceremony. Within the last hour the news broke that both Steve Martin AND Alec Baldwin will be hosting this year’s Oscar telecast. I love Steve Martin and he’s proven he can do a bang-up job both times he’s hosted and Alec Baldwin has proven over the last ten years and in at least a dozen times hosting SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE that he’s a far better comedic actor than a dramatic one. I am slightly bummed Hugh Jackman won’t be back after knocking it out of the park last year and they probably shouldn’t be telling people that their first choice was to have Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. co-host it together (I’m sorry but that may have made for the single greatest Oscars EVER) but Martin and Baldwin should still bring all kinds of funny. If you don’t believe me check out their countless interactions on SNL, in fact I’m hoping they bring that same sort of playfully contentious attitude towards each other to this hosting gig.

Regardless of what you think of all the changes and tweaks the Academy is making to this years show, you can’t help but admit its sure going to be unique. Two hosts, twice as many nominees and we’re in November and no clear cut choices for ANY category have really presented themselves yet. This should be fun.

1 comment:

Senor Granto said...

I like Baldwin but for a time it seemed like he voiced every commercial here. Haha!