Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
The Perfect Night In
Great Movies From Warner Bros.
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Cate Blanchett Will Be Lucille Ball
In a new biopic written by Aaron Sorkin
Ansel Elgort Finds Code Name Veil
Starring in the CIA drama
Cary Fukunaga Explains His Exit From It
'We didn't want to make the same movie...'
Uzo Aduba Joins American Pastoral
David Strathairn and more also aboard Ewan Mcgregor's film
Scott Cooper In Talks To Direct American Wolf
Leonardo DiCaprio wants him to tackle the story of a hunter and his accidental act
Pilou Asbæk Will Be Game Of Thrones' Euron Greyjoy
The Danish actor will appear in season six
Edward Ashley Heads For The Lost City Of Z
Joining his In The Heart Of The Sea co-star Tom Holland
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 October 2014
London Film Festival 2014: Rosewater
Jon Stewart's directorial debut hits town
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Rosewater (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Big Daddy
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jon Stewart On The Oscar Beat Again
He'll host the 80th Oscars. Hurrah!

12 September 2007  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: The New York Times

submit to reddit

Huzzah! Hurrah! Praise be! After last year’s dismally unfunny event, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, it would appear that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has come to its senses and rehired Jon Stewart to host the 80th Oscars!

The news will apparently be confirmed later today by AMPAS, according to the New York Times, with Stewart returning for his second tuxedoed stint on February 24th.

The comedian – who, of course, hosts the quite brilliant ‘news’ show, The Daily Show, and is perhaps America’s most famous satirist – last hosted the Oscars in 2006. Warm, funny, intelligent and unafraid to make the odd political remark, he went down a storm, as far as Empire is concerned.

So naturally he wasn’t rehired for last year’s event, forcing us to fear that he might join Chris Rock and David Letterman – both Oscar hosts who delighted in kicking, rather than kissing, the massive egos of the attendees – as one-time only deals.

But now Stewart – whose own glittering movie career includes bit parts in The Faculty and Death To Smoochy – is back back back, and our interest levels have risen.

So, that date again – February 24, 2008. We’ll be up all night for it. Will you?

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

World Exclusive: The New Wall-E Trailer
This kicks shiny metal butt!
Fight Club Reunion!
Norton and Pitt reunite on State of Play

Your Comments

It will be Sky movies because channel 4 don't want it ITV can't afford it and the BBC are just plain weird channel 5 has it's sports on at night so either get sky or watch it on the web More

Posted by alimac at 19:11 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

Susie D
YAY! Jon Stewart was a great host before and will be a great host again. Here's to having Stephen Colbert feature in some of the video bits they do. More

Posted by MrsAri at 17:30 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

i like watching the oscars but which station is gonna show it in britain! if its sky - again, ! i and those people without sky wont be able to see any of it! More

Posted by pdlewis22 at 16:45 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

He's a great host i loved it when he got his Daily show team to do the report about Judi dench and dames that was funny .Thank god they brought him back because Ellen was just to nervous More

Posted by alimac at 13:10 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

RE:
tuff, he proved himself to be a brilliant host. More

Posted by Dave B at 10:53 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post

they should've try to hire Larry David More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:41 on 12 September 2007 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Wes Craven: Film By Film
Empire celebrates the late, great horror director

My Movie Life: Andrew Haigh
The 45 Years director on the movies that made him

Vanity Projects: The Musical Edition
A dozen more hits and misses from the rock and pop world

Inside The Martian: Empire Meets NASA
Prepare to science the shit out of it...

Deadpool: A Complete History
Empire's guide to The Merc With A Mouth, in comics and on screen

Spectre – Everything You Need To Know
Empire's essential briefing on James Bond's 24th outing

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)