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Most of the time, hosting an awards show is a no-win situation. There are just too many different people to please that backlash is inevitable (just ask Seth MacFarlane
). But Tina Fey
and Amy Poehler
managed to sidestep controversy AND be both funny when they helmed the 2013 Golden Globes, making them the frontrunners for any and all future hosting gigs. Even MacFarlane opened the Oscars with the qualification that he wouldn't come close to matching the charm and wit of the Fey/Poehler combo.
Unfortunately, Fey had to go and break the hearts of everyone who hoped to see her working the room at next year's Academy Awards. When HuffPo
asked Fey if she was interested in the job, she made things pretty clear: "No ... I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone ... no way."
I guess the silver lining is that Poehler hasn't said no yet.
So who should host the Oscars? Cast your vote in our game (and we included Tina Fey as a candidate because it's good to dream, right?).
Seth MacFarlane said there's "no way" he'd be back to host in 2014, so who should take his place?