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#1 Posted on 14.10.04 1743.39
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As announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, CHRIS FUCKING ROCK will host the 77th Annual Academy Awards scheduled for broadcast February 27th on ABC.

This will ROCK.
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#2 Posted on 14.10.04 1902.52
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fantastic....surprising choice though, dont you think?
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#3 Posted on 14.10.04 2145.04
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Is anyone getting a hair-raising sensation on the nape of their neck that Chris Rock juuuuust won't be able to resist the sensation to say that one borderline inappropriate comment that will sandbag his career? I mean, it's not MTV, where announcing Britney Spears by screaming, "IS ANYONE READY FOR SOME LIP-SYNCHIN'?" appeals to the 50% of the audience that it doesn't alienate. It could be hilarious, but I honestly think half the audience is going to be on tenterhooks for the whole ceremony.

Either way, it'll be an experience.
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#4 Posted on 14.10.04 2253.24
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Well. Billy Crystal has said some things that made me cringe. I still love it when he host though. These rich ultra-lites deserve a serving of humblepie every now and then. I am sure Rock will question why Pootie Tang was snubbed.
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#5 Posted on 15.10.04 0040.00
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
    Is anyone getting a hair-raising sensation on the nape of their neck that Chris Rock juuuuust won't be able to resist the sensation to say that one borderline inappropriate comment that will sandbag his career? I mean, it's not MTV, where announcing Britney Spears by screaming, "IS ANYONE READY FOR SOME LIP-SYNCHIN'?" appeals to the 50% of the audience that it doesn't alienate. It could be hilarious, but I honestly think half the audience is going to be on tenterhooks for the whole ceremony.

    Either way, it'll be an experience.


Between that and the FCC having to create a whole new number to describe the fine, I'm looking forward to it.
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#6 Posted on 15.10.04 0130.14
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The last time Rock hosted the VMA's he was vicious on the audience. I can only imagine what he'll do to an even more self-obsorbed audience.

Good move by ABC.
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#7 Posted on 15.10.04 0445.17
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"These rich ultra-lites deserve a serving of humblepie every now and then."

Yeah, but Billy's still REAL deferential to the stars on the night. Last time someone really let rip on Hollywood's flaws on Oscar night (Letterman in '94) it bombed, big time. I really hope Rock manages to keep his tongue in check whilst retaining his humor; a little too much either way and his reputation will be down the pan.
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#8 Posted on 15.10.04 2337.11
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I'm curious as to how funny anyone can be with Bruce Vilanch and his bunch of idiots writing the jokes. If I was Rock, I'd insist on writing all of the material myself.
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#9 Posted on 16.10.04 1130.12
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I remember Chris Rock hosting one of the 15 awards shows MTV has. And Good Charlotte performed. After it was done, he said "Good Charlotte? More like a medicore Green Day."

It's funny because it's true.
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#10 Posted on 18.10.04 1815.10
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    Originally posted by oldschoolhero
    Last time someone really let rip on Hollywood's flaws on Oscar night (Letterman in '94) it bombed, big time.


Could you go into detail about this, Oldschool?
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#11 Posted on 18.10.04 1904.45
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One of the things that I remember about Letterman and the Oscars was that his whole "Oprah - Uma" introductions bit was met with silence from the crowd. The whole "making fun of their silly names" had been a regular schtick on the Late Show, if I recall, and people supposedly found it funny.

Here's a story on the moment, actually Click Here (sfgate.com)

    Originally posted by The SF Gate
    What made it particularly unfunny was that an Oscar audience is a nervous audience; thus, needling, absurdist humor -- which might otherwise raise a laugh -- becomes jangling, rankling.
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#12 Posted on 18.10.04 2119.41
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    Originally posted by Hogan's My Dad
      Originally posted by oldschoolhero
      Last time someone really let rip on Hollywood's flaws on Oscar night (Letterman in '94) it bombed, big time.


    Could you go into detail about this, Oldschool?


One big thing that I remember is that Letterman did a bit where he was going to do his best Jack Nicholson impression cause Jack was really big that year. So instead of doing a voice, he just beat some guy up with a golf club.

I laughed, most people at home laughed but no one in the audience laughed. Letterman got so much heat for ripping on the celebrities and it wasn't "appropriate" to do so at the Oscars ie. they take themselves way too seriously.
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#13 Posted on 19.10.04 0324.45
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...and of course, the Robbins/Sarandon intro, which still has me in stitches even though I like them: "Pay attention, folks, they're bound to be pissed off about something."
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#14 Posted on 19.10.04 0519.51
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Michael Buffer: "MONKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY"
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#15 Posted on 19.10.04 0736.18
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There was also the next year, when Billy Crystal came back to host and at the end of the opening "put Billy in the movies" montage Dave was flying the plane from "The English Patient", screaming "Uma...Oprah! Oprah...Uma!" before they cut to the plane crashing from the movie.
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#16 Posted on 19.10.04 2213.39
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I'm guessing we won't get a "50 Cent/Jenna Jameson/shots to the face"-esque joke ...
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#17 Posted on 21.10.04 1646.55
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Wow, I'd really like to find a transcript of that Letterman night. It sounds like everything I use to love about Letterman that he's gone soft on.

I guess heart bypass surgery changes a man.
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