We need your help, Derbyites. Of all the recent Oscar emcees, we want to know which one YOU want to see return to host the 88th Academy Awards. Did this year’s host Neil Patrick Harris have the magic touch? Or perhaps 2014 host Ellen DeGeneres was more to your liking? Vote in our new poll below.
Our users have been furiously debating this hot topic in our movie forum. Join the discussion here. Perhaps you’ll be swayed by some of their comments, which include:
AviChristiaans: Billy Crystal. Why shoot blanks in the dark by picking questionable newcomers to the hosting game, when you can invite the best to return. Crystal brings that flair, that sophisticated humor to the telecast. And ratings and viewers have been huge with him at the helm.
tennisfreak: I honestly wouldn’t mind Hugh Jackman again. He was solid the first time out and has always been good on the Tonys. Just not another TV star (Seth, Neil) please!
seabel: Next year AMPAS will reward one black actor to make up the absence in the 10 acting categories this year. Or Chris Rock hosts. Duh.
Other potential returning hosts are Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Whoopi Goldberg, Anne Hathaway, David Letterman and Jon Stewart.
Photo: Neil Patrick Harris. Credit: A.M.P.A.S./REX