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View Poll Results: Should Shatner host next year's Oscars
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Old November 3 2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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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!
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Old November 3 2009, 11:20 PM   #2
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

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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.
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Old November 3 2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

It's because he's white.
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Old November 4 2009, 12:25 AM   #4
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

He's probably too expensive. If I were him, I certainly would be!
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Old November 4 2009, 01:52 AM   #5
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

Maybe because they have time constraints?
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Old November 4 2009, 02:01 AM   #6
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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.
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Old November 4 2009, 03:03 AM   #7
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

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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.
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Old November 4 2009, 03:19 AM   #8
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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
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Old November 4 2009, 04:56 AM   #9
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

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Gaith wrote: View Post
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.
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Old November 4 2009, 05:45 AM   #10
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

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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.
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Old November 4 2009, 05:52 AM   #11
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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).
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Old November 4 2009, 06:05 AM   #12
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Re: Why isn't Shatner being invited to host the Oscars?

You know, if Shatner hosts, that means Takei won't show.
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Old November 4 2009, 06:25 AM   #13
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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.
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Old November 4 2009, 06:25 AM   #14
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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.
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Old November 4 2009, 09:11 AM   #15
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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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