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Do you think Oprah Winfrey should host the Oscars? [Poll]

July 8, 2011 | 11:45 am

The report that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may want Oprah Winfrey to host the Oscars is not going over well with our forum posters. Below are some sample comments. 

Eoin Daly: Big mistake because she would not entertain like her fellow talk show women. Ellen is known for her comedy.

doul15: Ellen didn't even do that well and she's a comedian. Oprah would be terrible.

iskolar: Unless she gives freebies to the whole Oscar audience at the course of the whole ceremony, then I don't see her working as the host.

oscarnutlen: Terrible choice .... Do I really have to endure presenters such as Gayle King, Nate Berjus and Dr. Phil just to push her OWN Network? You know what to expect from Oprah by now.

seanflynn: She likely would have a better impact on increasing the ratings than anyone else they could get. I have no idea if she would make the show fun, but I'm surprised she doesn't seem obvious, and since ratings is what they are mostly after, why they wouldn't do it.

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Photo: Presenter Oprah Winfrey backstage at the Academy Awards in 2011. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times.