Our top 5 favourite Oscar hosts

Johnny Carson, left, Chris Rock, centre, and David Letterman, right, all cracked the list. (Reuters...

Johnny Carson, left, Chris Rock, centre, and David Letterman, right, all cracked the list. (Reuters file photos)

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Seth who? I'm guessing that was the general reaction among the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences when Seth MacFarlane was announced as this year's Oscar traffic-cop.

Let's just say senior white males are not exactly Family Guy's demographic.

But my hopes are high for this puzzling choice.

With that, here's an entirely subjective list of five favourite hosts (and five uncomfortable Oscar moments to round out the listage).

5. CHRIS ROCK - If only as a reality check. His bit about what Hollywood really sells in the theatres (remote comments from people lined up to see White Chicks) served as a reminder that the Oscars are, in many ways, lipstick painted on a pig.

 


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