Me and My Nine Iron

December 14, 2011

Awards hosts announced

As awards season kicks off, Billy Crystal and Ricky Gervais are ready to host next year’s Academy Awards and Golden Globes. Crystal, who will host his ninth Academy Awards and be replacing the failed tandem of Anne Hathaway and James Franco, is a fan favorite and makes me wonder why he hasn’t hosted the top awards show in film since 2004. He’s had at least 40 million viewers in every show he’s hosted, a number reached only once in the last six years (Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, 2010), and is about as obvious a choice as Neil Patrick Harris handling the Emmy Awards.

The bigger news is the polarizing host of the Golden Globes, who’s drawn ire among those in Hollywood over his insulting remarks on the air. The most concerning part of this decision came after the announcement; while Gervais claimed that his third Golden Globes gig would be his last, that meant he would go out with a bang, promising more insults…as if his previous jabs were successful.

He stated “they shouldn’t trust me,” which should be comforting to hear a year after the comedian created an awkward atmosphere with his unfunny jokes. This decision to keep Gervais shocked me because the event should be a night for everyone to have a good time, not get roasted. At least, it should make for an interesting Monday morning next month.



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    Comment by Deon Toban — December 22, 2011 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

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