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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Jimmy Fallon Isn't Hosting the Oscars – Kevin Hart is Hosting the VMAs

After ostensibly hosting MTV's Video Music Awards last year, though without the title of host, Kevin Hart is officially going to be the host this year. It's a small difference but one that does reflect an ascension of sorts. Conversely, despite his ascension, Fallon officially will not be hosting the Oscars. (Lorne Michaels still might produce, which might open hosting duties up to a former SNL castmember. Will Ferrell? Bill Murray? Chris Kattan?) As was rumored before, it seems like ABC just wasn't cool with a rival's late night host being given such a high-profile spot. Or as Fallon put it to Matt Lauer: "It's an honor to be asked by the Academy, but it's not my year." Watch the full interview below, which mostly focuses on Fallon's "Downton Sixby" sketch, until it gets REAL awkward about the Oscars.

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  • Akivaddict

    YES!!  Some new (and possibly SNL cast member) blood to host the Oscars!  Could be Will Ferrell… or Bill Murray… Christ Kattan… Billy Crystal… oh wait.  

  • Diane Smith

    This all sounds good to me, although it felt like Kevin Hart hosted last year’s VMA’s, I won’t mind seeing him do it again because I think he’s hilarious. I’ve loved seeing him in “Laugh at My Pain,” and “Think like a Man.” As much as I love Jimmy Falon, I would also like to see who they pick for the Oscars, some new SNL talent definitely sounds great! I love both award shows and won’t miss either! This is why I was excited when my Dish coworker suggested I watch on my phone. I like to use the Dish Remote Access app because it allows me to watch both live and recorded shows and also set up DVR timers all from my phone. I love the convenience of not missing any award show moments!