Great call saying it’s more about the time than anything else, classic. I’m not a huge Kevin Hart guy but I think he would of done a pretty damn good job. With that being said, here are 5 people that would do an even better job.
I think Steve is the obvious and only choice for host of the Oscars. I see him as one of the only comedians who has been on both sides of the Oscar ‘crowd’. He’s been in movies like ‘The Big Short’ and now ‘Vice’ that is up for a whole bunch of Oscars but is still Michael Scott. Steve is a top tier guy who would be one of the best hosts in recent memory. Going to call my academy guy and put in a good word for the man.
There’s nothing that Shia LaBeouf can’t do, and he would immediately capture the attention of the entire internet. He can do magic, he can do drugs, he can basically do anything and the Oscars are just sleeping on Shia. No longer will I let the Oscars snooze on Mr. Labeouf. Emails have been sent, pigeons have taken flight, and the plethora of notes I’ve drafted will be at the Academy’s door step very soon.
There are few people in the galaxy that have the amount of grit and prowess as Ron Swanson. He’s a weapon of mass destruction that conquers humor like few can. It would be hilarious to hear him dump on the prowess of Hollywood. I feel as though most hosts are half scared of the repercussions of being in the spotlight and saying the wrong thing but this couldn’t happen with Ron cause he only says the right things. Give the guy a mic and a whiskey and let the tape run.
Formally known as Shooter McGavin, this pick is someone who doesn’t have any shot. With that being said, I don’t think anyone aside from Steve has a chance but this guy would put on an electric performance. The chances of him showing up absolutely cocked is 100%. This guy is a historian when it comes to being a perfect villain and I think he could play a great heel for the Oscar community. Someone cast him in the next Aquaman.
Aside from Michael Scott, Jordan Peele is up there for serious considerations. Peele is someone creating crazy stuff on a regular basis, so why not put him up there. He’s funny, he’s smart, and more than anything, he wouldn’t give in to the bull shit they tell you to say. Peele would be a great host, not to mention the collaboration videos him and Keegan-Michael Key would throw together.
There’s a winner on this list whether you like it or not. Maybe not Shooter, but at least a Shia or Swanson consideration. Steve and Peele are probably getting calls already but lets just hope it’s a good show.