I will admit the only part of the award show I watched was the opening monologue. And that five minutes and 15 seconds made me feel awkward and uncomfortable. Why were two not very funny actors hosting the entire ceremony?
And then it dawned on me: we don't need them. Sure, a controversial comedian like Ricky Gervais is great for the Golden Globes. The pre-Oscars needs all the buzz it can get.
But the Academy Awards has gotten out of hand. The most important night in Hollywood goes on way too long. Let's lose the host.
Think about it: when was the last time you tuned in just for the host? Probably never. Not that you had many options. In recent years it was either Billy Crystal or Steve Martin anyway. Oscar's attempts at introducing anyone else has been short-lived.
And now that there are 10 Best Picture nominees, audiences don't have enough of an attention span for more than those film clips and the actual winners. Throw in the performance for Best Original Song and you've already got a two-hour show.
The best part of this year's show was this video clip. So I say let's have more auto-tune and less unfunny banter. Of course, if Hollywood actually took this advice, then what would we have to talk about the next day?