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Ricky Gervais Wants To Host The Oscars If He Can Be Uncensored!

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Renowned reality producer Mark Burnett thinks he would be a solid gold choice!

But is Ricky Gervais ready to host the Oscars?

After a controversial few years poking fun at celebrities as the host of the Golden Globes, the Extras creator has learned a thing or two about awards shows.

And as much as he would love to bring his comedy to the big show, he says he'll only do it under special conditions! He says:

"On the one hand I would be incredibly flattered and whatever you think of those sort of things, it would be a thrill and an honor to be asked.

On the other hand I doubt the job offer would come without some strings attached. The worst string being, handing in my credentials as a comedian in favor of a family entertainer. We have to be able to poke fun at society without favoring any part of it because we are beholden to someone. And it's a fine line between feeling like you've sold your soul and feeling like you're ruining someone's party.

It would be very tempting though, I must admit."

Hmm, we're not sure Ricky's dry wit has the energy to fill the room at the biggest awards show.

Now, his Globes replacements Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on the other hand? We'd give them all the carte they could blanche!

[Image via Luis Guerra/Ramey Pix.]

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9 comments to “Ricky Gervais Wants To Host The Oscars If He Can Be Uncensored!”

  1. 1

    i might actually watch the oscars if gervais were hosting. LOVE him! (and all his trolling)

  2. boston61 says – reply to this


    Hire AMERICAN!!! Stop outsourcing American jobs!!

  3. 3

    Re: boston61

    It's *just* an awards show. Seth McFarland hosted last year (American), Billy Crystal the year before (American), Anne Hathaway and James Franco (both American) the year before… etc, etc…

  4. Vreeland Gardner says – reply to this


    Ricky Gervais is the best comedy writer out there, he is totally original, and manages to always stay fresh and new
    I would actually watch the Oscars (which I have not done in 10 years) if he were the host
    But I doubt that the Academy would ever give him free range, I'M sure there are writers, unions, who would insist they get their no talent, hands in there, and do their usual non funny , Catskill humor

  5. 5

    Gervais is hilarious, but people here just don't get his humor. They think he is offensive when in reality he is just really f***ing funny. I would love to see him host and not be censored. Parents would complain tho, since you know, so many kids love watching the Oscars. I can't believe people are actually mad that he makes fun of celebrities. Why? He gives them s**t and they are able to deal with it. HIRE GERVAIS!

  6. 6

    MY DADS OFFENSIVE u dont see him hosting the oscars enough already of this gervais get someone with charm in there like billy funny but charming not funny but a asshole

  7. vic says – reply to this


    NO !!!!! Wasn't he bad enough on the Golden Globes?!?!?! I can't believe they would even consider him ! Sheesh! Certainly there is someone else !

  8. 8

    i used to think he was smart and funny, but he's not!. he's just a juvenile knob!.

  9. Charlotte says – reply to this


    Ricky is so damn fine I just wanna see him in a tux again! ;)