Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Oscar Hosts Are Show Biz Insiders

Mary McNamara in her Critic's Notebook in The Los Angeles Times clearly wanted Tina Fey to host the Oscars (and we agree that we want to see Tina Fey in Everything!) or at least Neil Patrick Harris, but the combination of Martin and Baldwin just might be the ticket.

"Where Hugh Jackman brought a no-holds-barred theatricality to this year's broadcast, Martin and Baldwin will, one imagines, go more for deft patter and a been-around-the-block industry sophistication. Certainly, they are men of elastic talents who have proved themselves on the requisite stage, screen and television. Martin created the template for the modern stand-up-turned-serious-movie-star, while Baldwin's career morphed from handsome young romantic lead to handsome older master of comedy. Both look quite splendid in a tux and both, I am certain, could participate in a dance number if it is required."

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