Oscars 2017 should be hosted by ?
All the things that might go wrong at this Sunday’s Oscars. In a year when diversity is the biggest issue swirling around the awards, it’s impossible to think of a better Oscars-caliber host to address this issue than Chris Rock.
Last night, Chris Rock came out swinging as he took the stage for his second stint as Academy Awards host. He led off with a 10-minute comedic attack on the lack of diversity in Hollywood and never let up. He was dynamic yet divisive, and it was classic Rock, so it’ll be a tough act to follow in 2017.
These are the nominies for 2017 Oscars host:-
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Kate McKinnon and Kumail Nanjiani
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
There are other obvious risks to an elect-the-host system: The electorate might anoint some popular but terrible comedian, like Larry the Cable Guy, or the ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, or one of those guys you see on posters in the airport in Vegas but have no idea who they are.