- Published on Wednesday, August 08 2012
- Written by Kayla Fasold
He might be one of the most talented and friendly celebrities currently working in the industry today. He has been nominated for two Emmys this year, and you can always count on him to put a smile on your face. I am talking about the man, the myth, the legend, Jimmy Fallon!
One of my favorite comedians in business unfortunately broke America’s heart this morning (along with my own) when he confirmed that he would not be hosting the upcoming Academy Awards.
I am not exaggerating when I say that it is truly a shame that he will not be occupying the acclaimed role of host this year. Jimmy would have been the perfect fit for the job. Not only is he young and aware of what is going on in both Hollywood as well as the world, but he is no stranger to thinking on his feet. The "SNL" alum has already proven himself worthy as a fantastic host when he took on the 62nd Emmys in 2010. He put on a show that was new, unexpected, but, mostly, hilarious.
Since Fallon has turned down the position, it is likely that rumors will begin to fly as to who the host will actually be. Such names currently in the rumor mill include Hugh Jackman and Tom Hanks, both of whom are beloved in the industry and have a flair for the stage.
If, for some reaso,n the Academy came to me and asked who should be the host, I would have to nominate Stephen Colbert.
He may not be that young, but he is definitely hip and would make this year’s Oscars one to remember. He is constantly poking fun at others in an intellectual way, which is something that the award show needs. While actors and actresses sat in their chairs sweating bullets about their nominations, Colbert would have the ability to lighten the mood (a lot) with his God-given talent for comedy.
Whatever the outcome, I hope that the Academy picks a host this year who is both friendly and funny, and not just someone who is soft on the eyes, if you know what I am sayin’...
- Kayla Fasold, YH Staff
ST. PADDY'S DAY MOVIE GUILTY PLEASURES: 'Darby O'Gill & The Little People'