Dear Oscars: Stop Trying To Push The Envelope

Still, with ratings declining sharply last year — due to a host of factors, most having nothing to do with who handles the monologue and introductions — there was clearly some hope about jump-starting the process, attracting somebody who would trigger excitement.
The surprise turned out to be that hosting the Oscars is no longer considered a particularly plum assignment but rather a thankless task. And the kind of talents that shepherded the show through simpler times — Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal — are in relatively short supply, especially if the mandate is to find somebody who will inspire “What will they say next?” anticipation in media circles.

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