“Let’s get us up there,” proclaims actor and comedian Jordan Peele about the idea of hosting the next Oscars ceremony on ABC with his comedic partner Keegan-Michael Key. In a video chat with Gold Derby recorded on the red carpet at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, he makes a pitch for them as emcees: “The great thing about being in a duo is when you’re off your game, the other guy knows it and raises his game.”
New Academy Awards producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin are rumored to be looking for a duo to host next February’s ceremony. Gold Derby recently offered a poll with “Key and Peele” as a selection along with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon, and Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg among the candidates. Timberlake and Fallon were the top choices, but the Comedy Central team finished in third place among the many possibilities.
For the first year at the Emmys, the category of Best Variety Sketch Series is on the ballot. According to exclusive Gold Derby odds, “Key and Peele” is currently in third place with 20/1 odds. We are expecting fellow Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer” to prevail with 2/9 odds. Longtime NBC staple “Saturday Night Live” is in the second spot at 15/2. IFC program “Portlandia” is in fourth at 50/1, followed by “Drunk History” at 100/1.
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Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). Our Users scored 51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
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