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Here's who turned down the Oscars gig

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2009 6:31PM
OscarAllison told you yesterday that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will host the Oscars in 2010. But you probably guessed that others were considered too, right? Three of the people below turned down the gig. Can you guess who they were?

  • Tina Fey
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Will Ferrell
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jay Leno
  • Ben Stiller
  • Sean Combs
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • me

The three who turned down the gig were Tina Fey (too busy with 30 Rock), Ben Stiller, and Robert Downey Jr.

(For the record, I wasn't asked.)

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starr

rdj and stiller would have been better than baldwin and martin. i wonder why they turned it down... i'll just guess they are too cool.

November 06 2009 at 6:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jennifer

I can't believe that Neil Patrick Harris wasn't asked, or Ricky Gervais. Those would have been my top two choices.

November 04 2009 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maggie

Guess that means that I won't be watching the Oscars next year if Baldwin is hosting, Can't stand the obnoxious moron,

November 04 2009 at 9:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
backbackheyhey

Shouldn't every awards show be hosted by Neal Patrick Harris.

November 04 2009 at 9:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sancty

I had 2 of the 3 with my error being Seinfeld instead of Tina Fey.

I remember Jerry's appearance at the Oscars to promote Bee Movie and figured he was auditioning for a future hosting gig... I did consider Fey though... so it didn't blow me away.

November 04 2009 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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