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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

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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?

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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

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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

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

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