Last week, the Academy wanted Jimmy Fallon to host the Oscars in 2013, but ABC was kind of skeptical about it at first because they were a station who aired “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and they were competing against, Fallon’s “Late Night Show”. Even though it looks that negotiations between ABC and NBC may be on good terms now, turns out that Jimmy Fallon doesn’t want to host the Oscars anyway, even if he was offered. Jimmy confirmed the news on the Today Show. He said 2013 wasn’t the right time for him.
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While it’s a bummer he turned it down ’cause he would make an entertaining host, I give him kudos for his honesty. I hope the Oscars will find a good host, next year. Anybody but Billy Crystal or Steve Martin. They hosted the Oscars enough times.
I know the Oscars are trying very hard to get a good host but seems everyone turns them down: Hugh Jackman, Russell Brand, Eddie Murphy, etc.
I’d like to see Ricky Gervais get it in 2013 ’cause he seems to be doing a good job with the Golden Globes, plus the guy is funny as hell.