In today’s LA Times, Patrick Goldstein, that brick-throwing radical, suggests that the Oscar producers are too old, too stuck in variety shows and that recruiting some fresh ideas from ESPN or FOX Sports might save the broadcast “event”.
We think forget sports, and look at reality shows.
Why not have the Best Song nominees warbled by the Best Actor nominees, ala American Idol?
Screenwriters can try their luck at acting out their scripts.
Editors should recut each other’s movies into very short YouTube films.
And new hosts? Why not Sarah Silverman and Margaret Cho with Gary Busey working the red carpet? Other than the whole good taste issue.
Cinematical’s Chris Campbell has some intriguing ideas as well, but his readers are livid:
these have to be some of the most stupid suggestions i have ever heard… and i am soooooo trying to take them as the joke i pray for them to be.
Whatever. The Movie Blog has some suggestions below, but boy, do they need an editor–this is slow.