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Ricky Gervais pissed off a lot of humorless celebrities when he hosted the Golden Globes last year. Meanwhile, he managed to give audiences something to cheer about with his irreverent roasting of practically everyone in the room. Currently Gervais is in talks to resume his Golden Globe hosting duties this year and, with Eddie Murphy abandoning his Oscar host gig, Gervais has set his sights on that stuffy award show as well. He is reportedly so keen on hosting both events that he's said in an interview that he will knock 20% off his fee as a package deal. Will Gervais somehow land this historic twofer?
In the wake of Murphy's departure, which apparently was a reaction to his 'Tower Heist' director Brett Ratner stepping down as Oscar producer in light of derogatory comments he made about the gay community, the buzz surrounding who will be the new host has reached a fever pitch. It may well be the most people have paid attention to the Oscars prior to the nominees being announced. There is even a push on both Facebook and Twitter to have the ceremony presided over by the Muppets. Given that ABC is broadcasting the Oscars and they also own Disney who will be releasing its new Muppet movie this month, this is not outside the realm of possibility. I think either choice, Gervais or Muppets, is suitable for giving the Oscars a fresh change of pace to help take the overwhelming pretension out of the evening.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Gervais host the Oscars? What about the Muppets?