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Gaith November 3 2009 11:07 PM

Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
According to the AV Club, no one else wants to do it.

Now, that article does cite Neil Patrick Harris as a possible choice, but while I know many geeks would love that, let's be honest: he's done two pretty small movies. He's Emmy hosting material, no question, but not Oscar material.

Besides, unlike NPH, Shatner is pushing 80, and won't be around forever. And when he passes, you know what we're all going to say? We'll say that we wished we'd spent more time with ol' Bill.

Shatner + Oscars. Let the movement start today! :bolian:

Lapis Exilis November 3 2009 11:20 PM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
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Gaith wrote: (Post 3546717)
We'll say that we wished we'd spent more time with ol' Bill.

We might, because we don't actually have to sit down across from the man and talk to him, much less put on a show with him. Shatner is legendary in Hollywood and theater circles as a giant egomaniacal asshole. He's rude in general and often cruel to people for no reason other than his own intense narcisism. No one wants to work with that guy.

Garak November 3 2009 11:26 PM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
It's because he's white.

Jonas Grumby November 4 2009 12:25 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
He's probably too expensive. If I were him, I certainly would be!

zakkrusz November 4 2009 01:52 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
Maybe because they have time constraints? :p

Gaith November 4 2009 02:01 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
Update: they got Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. A safe if somewhat dull move.

Still prefer Shatner. :p

Bad Bishop November 4 2009 03:03 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
Quote:

Gaith wrote: (Post 3547369)
Update: they got Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. A safe if somewhat dull move.

Alec Baldwin? Hmm... I wonder if he'll have any anti-Republican jokes.

Neroon November 4 2009 03:19 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
Seems like a more general type of topic, so I'll put this in the Academy's mailbox in GTVM

Turtletrekker November 4 2009 04:56 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
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Bad Bishop wrote: (Post 3547534)
Quote:

Gaith wrote: (Post 3547369)
Update: they got Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. A safe if somewhat dull move.

Alec Baldwin? Hmm... I wonder if he'll have any anti-Republican jokes.

I certainly hope so.

Bad Bishop November 4 2009 05:45 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
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Turtletrekker wrote: (Post 3547901)
Quote:

Bad Bishop wrote: (Post 3547534)
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Gaith wrote: (Post 3547369)
Update: they got Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. A safe if somewhat dull move.

Alec Baldwin? Hmm... I wonder if he'll have any anti-Republican jokes.

I certainly hope so.

I hope Baldwin will avoid fat jokes about Rush. It just wouldn't be appropriate.

Cyke101 November 4 2009 05:52 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
Given that he's far more popular for his TV work and not for film, I think Shatner's much more appropriate for the Emmys (then again, that didn't stop Conan O'Brien or Jon Stewart from critically-acclaimed hosting duties, either).

T'Girl November 4 2009 06:05 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
You know, if Shatner hosts, that means Takei won't show.

billcosby November 4 2009 06:25 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
I'm a huge Trek fan and I do love the Shat, but I don't need to see his face everywhere I go. With the rumors of him being in Trek XII, now I'm thinking I'm going to open up a can of my cat's food and see him staring at me, selling me priceline.

A can of Shat Food. :D

auntiehill November 4 2009 06:25 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
Hosting the Oscars is a very stressful job, one that requires a lot of time on your feet, a gracious attitude, a lot of cooperation and the ability to step aside and let the winners be in the spotlight.

I don't think The Shat could really do any of that.

Bad Bishop November 4 2009 09:11 AM

Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?
 
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T'Girl wrote: (Post 3548098)
You know, if Shatner hosts, that means Takei won't show.

Takei's gay and would be more at home on the Tony awards.


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