Oscar Producers Wanted Borat

cohen_sasha_baron_341I’m getting a little worried about the Oscar broadcast. (Yes, people, there is life after the Winter Olympics.) We have just learned that the show’s producers, Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic, wanted initially to have Sacha Baron (Borat) Cohen as host, but that the Academy, wisely, shot the idea down. Producers who think that Cohen, who is just coming off the quite-reviled “Bruno,” would have been a good idea are producers rather lacking in taste. As much as I live for Oscar’s taste-free moments, I still believe there should be a modicum of decorum. Also, as much as the Academy loves British actors, it tends not to favor British hosts.

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