New York Post Op-Ed Proposes James Woods Should Host Oscars

Trending | 1/6/2019 | Stephen Kruiser
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Jon Levine -- the media editor for the entertainment site The Wrap -- has penned an opinion piece for The New York Post that's sure to get him a glare or two at the office on Monday.

Levine suggests that conservative actor James Woods might just be what the Academy Awards needs to inject some life into the show's ever-dwindling viewership.

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With the 2019 Golden Globe Awards now upon us, only one thing is for sure: Not a lot of people are going to watch. Ratings for the event last year fell 5 percent from their 2017 numbers and have fallen three out of the last four years. Oscars and Emmys? Even worse, with the 2018 shows declining 20 percent and 10 percent respectively from their 2017 ratings numbers.

Reversing this moribund picture calls for more than just tinkering along the edges. How can the creative class convince millions of Americans who have tuned out to give them a second chance? To answer that, I have two words.

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James Woods.

That's a very bold, outside-box-idea that will of course be rejected out of hand by liberals. However, the Academy is almost at the point where it shouldn't reject any suggestions. This year's show is set to air at the end of February and it is still without a host after the professional scolds ran Kevin Hart out because they didn't like some old tweets of his. Despite recent lobbying by...
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